Is it really winter

The third day of the WA Labour Day week-end, and the third day of winter.  Is this really winter? The  skies were blue on the 1st day of winter with a peak temperature of 23°. Again the skies were blue on the 2nd day of winter and the peak temperature was 22°. Very little change today, blue skies again, a few clouds, and 21° . Guess the woolies can stay packed away for a day or two longer yet. 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Design

I’ve often seen photo challenges posted and for various reasons have never become involved, until last week. I finally took the plunge with my first post in an on-going series of Friendly Friday photo prompts. Looking though my existing photos for something that resonated with me for the theme turned out to be a great trip down memory lane.

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Friendly Friday photo challenge – Illumination

This will be my first ever participation in a photo challenge. I’ve been interested many times before – so what’s stopped me in the past? I’m a bit of a dinosaur with technology, and the guidelines for the challenge suggest links, pingbacks etc…. I start reading the guidelines, and suddenly my mind goes into white noise mode, and the thought of participating is quickly shunted to the back of my mind.

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Picnic at Margaret River’s Surf beach

There’s only a couple of weeks left of autumn, and with a fine, slightly cloudy day forecast, it seemed like ideal weather to head down to Prevelly Beach for a picnic. For those unfamiliar with the Margaret River Region, Prevelly Beach is located approximately 10kms from the inland township of Margaret River. It’s the home of the Margaret River Classic (Professional world Surfing Championship), an international event scheduled to begin in ten days time. The competition will take place over a 12 day period with the top ranked 34 male surfers, and 16 top ranked female surfers in the world expected to be here to take part.

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Augusta, the small town where two big oceans meet

Augusta, a small town with a permanent population of just over1000 people, packs a hefty punch when it comes to scenery. In the hot summer months the population expands dramatically with tourists flocking to the town for everything it has on offer, including cooling winds off the two oceans that meet close by at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

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Picnic at Alexandra Bridge (day use area)

 Alexandra Bridge is located approximately 26kms north east of the township of Augusta, at the southern end of the Margaret River region. There’s a camp ground a little away from the river, and a day use area overlooking the river. We were already staying in the campground, but decided the day use area overlooking the river would be a better spot for a forest picnic.  Being only 26 kms from Augusta, and not much further from Margaret River, we didn’t have far to drive to find some good food, and good wine, worthy of the gorgeous forest setting. If  you happen to be  staying anywhere towards the southern end of the Margaret River region, and you fancy a forest picnic,  Alexandra Bridge is not far away, and well worth considering.

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