Saturday, November 20, 2010

Belated Halloween Post

This is an ornament that I stitched for Jamie for a Halloween exchange. I used a frame from a Just Nan chart that I had and the chart is from Cats Whiskers (I think LOL)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alphabetical Blogging

Challenged by another blogger (Sus) I shall  recite the ABC's of me....

A - Age:  47 and holding.... a bit scary to be staring 50 in the face!
B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Gardening
D - Dog's name: Raelene and Norman (see a previous blog post of them hogging the couch) 
E - Essential start your day item(s): Shower, caffine
F - Favorite color: can't name just one
G- Gold or Silver:  Silver or White Gold
H - Height: 5' 4
I - Instruments you play: CD player and that was after guitar and piano lessons LOL
J - Job: Personal Assistant
K - Kids: One 55 Year old
L - Living Arrangements: in a
M - Music you love: Varied taste..... Metallica to Dixie Chicks and a bit of classical
N - Nicknames: Vicks, Dragon
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Knee Operation
P - Pet Peeve: People thinking that I am psychic
Q - Quote from a movie: Check out my side bar on my blog, I change it every month
R - Right or left handed : Right handed for almost everything
S - Siblings: 1
T - Time you wake up:  5.30am weekdays, weekends between 6 and 8am
U – Underwear: of course LOL
V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussel Sprouts
W - Workout Style: WHAT!!
X - X-rays you've had:  Many many many.
Y - Yummy food you make: Curries
Z - Zoo, the best place to visit: Meerkats it's your turn to spill the beans! Come know you wanna do it!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm Back - Picture Heavy Post

Well I had a great holiday.  Mind you the first 3 days I thought I was holidaying in Hell as the temps were in the low 40's (Low 100's), then the weather levelled out to the mid 30's (low 90's) which was much more agreeable to little ole me.
The other half went fishing just about every day and didn't catch a thing but I think that is karma as he had just come back from a weeks fishing charter with his limit of 20kg of fish fillets.
So with out further ado here are some holiday snaps.

This is the shipwreck of the SS Mildura, The SS Mildura was a cattle ship on its way from the Kimberley when it got lost in a cyclone in 1907. It was a 2217 ton steel steamer built in Glasgow in 1901. The Mildura was wrecked on March 10, 1907 when it clipped the North West reef. The crew was rescued by SS Burrumbeet but all the cattle on board were left to die.
Salvaged timber and iron from the Mildura were used in renovations at the Yardie Station homestead. The hull sat on the reef until WW2 when it was used for bombing practice.
 Okay, now this doesn't look like much but it was a Bronze Whaler shark about 1.5m long.  I saw this not long after arriving at a small beach and thinking gee what a great place to have a swim!!
 This is Learmonth Jetty, where we spent about 5 hours fishing and catching nothing. This is where I saw the shark in the above picture. Mind you I didn't mind not catching anything as we saw sting rays, dolphins, and other marine life.

 We went out on a glass bottom boat to look at the coral and marine life. It was the beginning of the turtle mating season and yep we saw it LOL
This is the website to look at the tour and wonderful people that run it (they are currently nominated for a Western Australian Tourism Award, Good Luck Guys!!)
Ningaloo Ecology Cruises

 Now this is Coral Bay, I had never been there before and the colour of the water just blew me away.  Coral Bay is basically a small holiday town which is slowly being commericalised, but it is to soon to say if it is in a good way or a bad way, I might go back and visit in 10 years and cast my vote then..........
 No kidding this was the road!! Then you had to cross a creek to rejoin the road. Needless to say we didn't use my Brother's 4WD to try this!!!
 We just happened to stop for lunch here, this is Mauds Landing and a few years ago it was going to be the site for a Marina - luckily that didn't go ahead!  The Threat To Mauds Landing

The 3 pictures above are just shots of the landscape, and at the right time of year you can see whales frolicking in the ocean - Now I have lived here in Australia for over 20 years and up until last week had never seen a real whale, but Friday afternoon after getting off the plane and going for a drive I saw my first ever in the flesh real whale and it was awesome!! They weren't super close to shore as normal as they are currently doing the migratey thing to cooler waters.

 This is looking down over a caravan park, the large pole things in the back ground are all part of the United States/Australia communications base. Because Exmouth is a cyclone prone area the poles can withstand winds up to 500km per hour.
 This is Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Due to the location of this lighthouse it provides sweeping views of the Cape. It was built in 1912 and was originally known as the North West Cape Lighthouse on Vlamingh Head. This lighthouse was built because of the wrecking of the Mildura in 1907 along this coastline. The first light to come from this lighthouse was on 10 December 1912.
It was damaged by Cyclone Vance but today it is fully restored. It also has the distinction of being Australia’s only kerosene burning lighthouse.

Well I hope you enjoy looking at my holiday snaps if you want any info about where I went, what is there to do there etc just flick me an email or leave me a comment..............