Whitsunday holiday snaps

Flying high on our way to Hamilton Island

flying-away

Where you land on a teeny tiny little short runway surrounded by water. As soon as that plane hit the ground those brakes were working.

Hamilton-runway

We stayed at Peppers at Airlie Beach which is up on quite a hill. To walk from the road to our room involved two steep hills and 250 steps. The last hill is so steep they have a rail to hold on to otherwise you’d topple over backwards.

Peppers

Nice view though. I was wondering if people who live up there ever get sick of waking up and just seeing blue sky every day.

Peppers-view

We went out to Whitehaven Beach which always makes the top 10 beaches in the world list (judged by who knows). But it was beautiful and I haven’t used any filters on these next shots, it really was that clear and pristine. Special sand this beach has that doesn’t get hot so you can walk on it and not have to leap about like usual – something to do with a high level of silica which also makes it extra white. Except that if we saw anyone topple overboard we were to call out man overboard. Not that anyone would have heard it due to all the noisy chit chat and yelling going on.

Whitehaven-arrival

Whitehaven-beach

The black splotches here are butterflies; there were thousands of them floating about. I was trying to learn about them on the boat ride back but there was a large tour group of elderly very loud Greek ladies who did not shut up the whole trip so I didn’t hear much of what the Captain had to say.

Whitehaven-butterflies

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Lunch

A perfect Australian winters day. I almost feel bad about all the bitching over winter I’ve been doing.

Blue skies, blue water, warm sun, cold wine, crispy pizza and good friends. And whales! Don’t you just love it when you’re sitting down having lunch and a couple of whales go swimming by.

beach, Newcastle, Australia

pizza, Newcastle Australia

head hooks

My new handbag hooks are pretty cool.

Daz found them in his fathers house last year during the big ‘my father just died and hey guess what, he was a hoarder and left it all for you kids to sort out’ experience.

But I like these, no idea where they came from. Well they came from Spain because they still had the sticker on them but I’d like to know where in Sydney they came from so I could see what else they had. Although of course he could have had them for over twenty years.

Speaking of colour

Bubblegum blue gelato.

I didn’t have any and if I did I probably would have had the roasted almond one.

I didn’t have any mainly because I was pissed off about paying a lot of money for a very ordinary meal. My main problem was the salad dressing. My opinion about the quality of a meal eaten out often comes down to the salad dressing and if they made it themselves.

I make my own dressing at home so I know its not that hard or time consuming to put some olive oil some vinegar or lemon juice and some garlic in a jar and give it a shake. When I go out I don’t want my ‘salad’, which last night consisted of lots of lettuce, three slices of tomato and a few scraps of celery, to be covered in a tangy store bought dressing.

So they weren’t getting another $3.80 for one scoop of gelato thans very much.