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May 31, 2012

Afternoon walk with the girls at Whale Beach

IMG_0835SonnyIndia & Belle asked me if we could go for another walk, see-ing as it gets dark so quickly this time of year, we venture down to Whale Beach and check out the southern headland IMG_0836SonnyI've never been to the south end, so we all go exploring IMG_0837Sonnyand glad we did IMG_0839Sonny

IMG_0842Sonnynice pink fluffy clouds IMG_0843Sonnyview north, the start of the central coast IMG_0844SonnyWhale Beach on dark, time to head home

May 30, 2012

Firing Bawley Point

_AUS8069SonnyAfter Mogo zoo, we stop for lunch at Batemans Bay and then drive further north to take Coco home _AUS8073Sonnybut not without first stopping to check some surf spots. Bawley Point, you can just see the 3 jet ski's and looks like what promises to be an amazing sunset _AUS8076Sonnyand bodyboarder getting shacked ! Check how close to the rocks the waves breaks, and how close we can get to the action _AUS8077Sonnynice, would love to see the view from inside _AUS8078SonnyI'm using my damaged 70-200mm lens ( the two front glass elements fell out and I just popped them back in ) so they are not the sharpest of photos. _AUS8102Sonnyholy cow, check this out, tow in, and drop straight into a little pearlerof a wave, love how he has to do a cutback on the drop to line it up, and then another stall _AUS8144Sonnyhmmm, why have the colours gone all funky on me when I saved this as a gif, anyone ? It's taking away now from a nice looking wave _AUS8166SonnyWhile all that surf action is going on, the skies above are lighting up ! _AUS8170Sonnyjust beautiful, feeling blessed to get such an awesome sky to photograph !! _AUS8163SonnyHoly Cow part II, monster set comes barreliing through, nice wave !! 2 things, A- the size of it B- how it sucks out below sea level and below the line of the rocks. Would not want to wipe out there so close to the rocks ! _AUS8171Sonny
_AUS8175SonnyJust spectacular _AUS8179Sonny

_AUS8186SonnyCoco & the twins _AUS8187Sonnyand a captivated crowd _AUS8188Sonnyalso happy to be snapping this awesome scenery ( the first photo is more of a deer in headlights shot hehehe ) _AUS8192Sonny



_AUS8206Sonnywhat to shoot , the picture perfect waves or firing sky _AUS8207Sonnybit of an afternoon crowd building, it is a great natural viewing platform _AUS8211Sonny




_AUS8241Sonnygetting pretty dark now, so cranked up the ISO for this one, and what a great stand up barrel ! _AUS8242Sonnylove love love this photo _AUS8243Sonnyand this  . . . my favourite , going home after a late arvo session :-)

May 28, 2012

Mogo Zoo

_AUS8028SonnyOur last day on the south Coast, we spend the day with Coco , starting with Mogo Zoo _AUS8033SonnyI never thought I would be going to a zoo outside of the major cities, so now we been to Dubbo zoo and today Mogo, and not a bad zoo at all, not as massive . but still plenty to see, and a nice zoo _AUS8043Sonnylove the colour of this guy _AUS8044Sonnylooks like a cheeky bugger :-) _AUS8056Sonnylots of these around and you can hand feed them _AUS8058Sonnybig hit with the kids of course _AUS8061Sonny
these on the other hand are not to be hand fed. _AUS8064Sonny
there were two of them, and pacing up and down non stop, why, because they have just gotten big sheets of glass as a barrier, so we can see them quite easily, but they can also quite clearly now see the herd of Zebras behind us, and I guess they are trying to work out how to get to those Zebras

Mystery Bay the next day

_AUS7939SonnyJust had to come back to see it in daylight  _AUS7941Sonny
lots of nice colours form all the moss on rocks as well _AUS7946Sonnyno sand here _AUS7958Sonnyjust pebbles and moss covered rocks _AUS7960Sonnylet's call it Mysteries Pebbly beach _AUS7967Sonnywe're all photographers now _AUS7970Sonnylove those flattened shells, would make nice buttons _AUS7999SonnyThis is how we get smooth rocks and flattend shells _AUS8000Sonny







_AUS8019Sonnyso many many shells on this pebbly beach _AUS8023Sonnythat right hander trying to do it, and am thinking about it :-)

May 27, 2012

Mystery Bay on dark

_AUS7893SonnyWe are staying at the lovely Mystery Bay Cottages, and at the end of the road , Mystery Bay, and as you can see, not a surfing beach with all those rocks ( but a beach called 1080 around the corner is where its suppose to happen ) _AUS7898Sonnybit of swell around too _AUS7907SonnyI can see people enjoying their walk along here _AUS7911Sonny

_AUS7915Sonnyafter we check in , we quickly get down to this other track that leads from the cottages to another beach right next to Mystery Bay _AUS7923Sonnytrying out the camera's high ISO setting, it's pretty dark right now _AUS7924Sonnyworks ok ( be better if I had camera on a tripod ) _AUS7931Sonnyworks even better with Jacqui's video light _AUS7932Sonny:-)

Corunna Lake with Mount Dromedary on sunset

_AUS7862Sonnyon our way to our Mystery Bay cottages _AUS7864SonnyWhen we spot this, so just had to pull over from the highway _AUS7871Sonnypretty , no ? _AUS7880Sonny


A visit to Peter's Deer Farm

_AUS7776SonnyJust near Talba lives Coco's grand dad, so we pop in for a visit _AUS7778Sonnyand he has a deer farm _AUS7781Sonnynice to get amongst all the deer, not wild, but not tame either _AUS7784SonnyMale and herd _AUS7789Sonnycompetition _AUS7799Sonnyhe has a couple of pigs as well _AUS7803Sonnyand they love choko's ( you know, as in McDonalds sell you apple flavoured Choko pies ) _AUS7810Sonnycurious fact, that hide/fur on a pig's back is so coarse, very hard _AUS7813Sonnythis how we roll on Pete's property :-) _AUS7817Sonny




_AUS7857SonnyThanks Peter for taking the time to show us around

May 26, 2012

Tilba Valley Winery

_AUS7738Sonnypretty little cabin on dam, check the pine tree growing on the island, few more years and that should be an awesome tree in the middle of the dam _AUS7747Sonnybig dam being fed by a little waterfall _AUS7748Sonny

_AUS7755Sonnytime for lunch _AUS7757Sonnyso we stop of at Tilba Winery  _AUS7760Sonnythe girls pre occupying them selves with my phone _AUS7761Sonny


_AUS7769Sonnythey been making video recording, well I hope they are , and not playing some game their mum wouldn't want them to :-) _AUS7771Sonnyafter lunch we head of to Peter's place _AUS7773Sonnyall these colourful beehives caught our eye _AUS7774Sonnyhmm, must buy some local honey before we leave.

Historical Tilba, South Coast , NSW

_AUS7680SonnyCute little town, Tilba, classifield by the national trust as a historical village _AUS7684Sonnyshame it was a drizzly grey day _AUS7689Sonnyso we do a little bit of shopping and sight see-ing _AUS7701Sonny

_AUS7704Sonnynice outlook _AUS7714SonnyI want me a couple of those for my house _AUS7719Sonny:-) _AUS7733SonnyHow cute is this B&B at the entrance to the town _AUS7735Sonnywould have loved to have seen the inside of it

Between Frogs Hollow and Kingswood, just before Bega

_AUS7657SonnyWe spot an scenic river with nice looking boulders, so pull of the highway and straight spot a water dragon lizard, scurrying away in this shot _AUS7662SonnyThe old bridge in background, love a river with lots of boulders _AUS7667Sonny


_AUS7674Sonnyas we drive on to Mystery bay, no spectacular sunset this evening _AUS7676Sonny
instead some impressive rain clouds _AUS7677Sonny