Thursday, March 24, 2011

Autumn

Autumn is here and today it began to bite. We have had a cold (by our standards) and wet couple of days.

We didn’t have much of a summer this year what with the endless, often flooding rain.

So to cheer myself up I am posting a few sunny piccies from our mini vacation of a couple of weeks ago.

This almost gothic building is the former courthouse at Yarram in Gippsland.Two more shots at Port Welshpool.
A crayfish boat:The mountains in the background of this one are Wilson’s Promontory. They form a massive peninsula that protrudes into Bass Straight. They are the most southerly point of the Oz mainland. A national park, they are very beautiful and popular as a walking/camping destination.

Speaking of flooding rains our Army was busy evacuating hundreds of people by helicopter from Wilson’s Prom today. They have had such heavy rain there that flash flooding has destroyed sections of the only road in and washed away one of the bridges.

Now to end on an up note. This ruin is at Port Albert.It is for sale
Deb was very tempted. I’m not quite so sure (I know who’d get to fix it up) :-)

12 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Buy the ruin, buy the ruin!! :-)

But seriously! I hope things calm down weather wise soon. Take care
x

Susan Fields said...

That looks like a pretty serious fix-up job! But beautiful pics - thanks for sharing!

LTM said...

those pix are absolutely gorgeous, and it's funny to think of you guys just starting to get autumn. Spring is springing out everywhere here~

Take care, :o) <3

Kyna said...

Famous authors like yourself DO things like buy ruined buildings just for fun. It's eccentric, whimsical. :)

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

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Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.

~Deirdra

heidenkind said...

Looks like the perfect day!

Christine said...

Wonderful sunny pictures, Al and I love the red paint on that jetty.

Don't buy a ruin! It'll suck all the energy out of you!

Christine said...

Wonderful sunny pictures, Al and I love the red paint on that jetty.

Don't buy a ruin! It'll suck all the energy out of you!

Christine said...

Apologies for this comment appearing twice. I normally have a steady hand!

Hart Johnson said...

You sure have a prettier sky in Oz... I particularly love those water shots, especially the peninsula... just gorgeous.

Theres just life said...

Ah, beautiful as always. This is probably the only way I will get to visit Oz. So just keep the pictures coming.

Wow, yall (yep I'm a Texan) have had a time of it this year. I am so glad everyone I know down there is alright.

Al said...

Hi Jennifer,
Hmmm Okay. But only if you help fix it up ;-)

Hi Susan,
I suspect it would take a year or three to get back together.
You are most welcome!

Hi Leigh,
Thank you.
It was nice again today but the cold is well and truly on it’s way.

Hi Kyna,
But I couldn’t park my Rolls Royce there ;-(

Hi Deidra,
Thank you.

Hi Tasha,
It was a gorgeous day!

Hi Kyna,
I’m not famous enough to be that eccentric ;-)

Hi Deirdra,
Thank you.

Hi Tasha,
It was a gorgeous day!

Hi Christine,
It was a lovely day. The jetty really stood out with it’s bright décor.
I agree on the ruin. I’ve renovated run down (not ruined) houses before it’s exhausting!
Don’t worry about the extra comments.

Hi Hart,
It’s been grey and dreary here over the past few days.
It’s a lovely, lovely spot!

Hi Pamela Jo,
Thank you!
I will so stay tuned.
It has been pretty rough for a lot of people.