Palm beach is a ten minute drive from The Artist’s house. We often drive up just to take in the scenery and get out of the house.
I love that it’s always different, depending on the time of day, season and weather.
This glorious spring day was made even prettier due to the purple flowers at the top of the sand dunes.
The Derwent River flows through the state of Tasmania into Storm Bay, pass the city of Hobart . When in Hobart , The best way to see the Derwent River is on a river cruise . This image was taken from the ‘Mona Roma’ , The ferry that takes people up the river to visit the famous Mona Art Gallery .
On a clear day, the views as you drive the coast from Wellington up the Kapiti Coast are pretty spectacular. The highway weaves around the coast and you are treated to views of the Pacific Ocean and Kapiti Island.
We drove through this gorgeous temperate rainforest at Depot Beach on the NSW South Coast. We had a picnic right on the beach, complete with kangaroos and had the whole place to ourselves! Complete with bird calls and winter sunshine it was a perfect lunch spot.
I wandered back into the forest to capture the light sparkling in through the gum trees. Peaceful!
I am such a sucker for a good sunset (who isn’t?). Especially one over the ocean. Especially one with interesting cloud patterns and multiple colours. Ahhhhh.
But this one was a bit different; sure the clouds and colours were there, looming over the silhouettes of cranes and construction at the Port of Los Angeles. Somehow the two elements just worked so well together.
This was taken from the decks of the Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach, California.
A friend of mine does these jumping style photos when she travels in front of many famous places. She took an awesome one on the Great Wall of China with no one else in the shot! Rare…
Anyway, we visited the Golden Gate Bridge (we actually drove across it too – cool) whilst on our recent trip to San Francisco. We drove to the end of the Crissy Field promenade in the Presidio to a little wharf that juts out right in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was extremely windy and the wind was pure ice. So cold. I decided to do a jumping shot in honour of my friend. After 3 goes, nailed it!
Love the results… it’s all about the leg placement! I could get use to taking these… now to just convince The Artist to be my patient photographer each time…
Flashback to my Croatian cruise – Split to Dubrovnik and back in August 2007. Glorious weather, with plenty of sunbaking, swimming and sailing, interspersed with wandering around gorgeous little towns and eating all sorts of Mediterranean / Greek / Adriatic inspired food.
Croatia has to be one of my favourite countries, I had very little knowledge of the country or the specific places I was going to visit before landing in Split on a balmy Tuesday night, around 35 degrees Celsius at 9pm. Sometimes its best when you know little, you then usually have a fantastic experience.
Especially one that starts with climbing 5 storeys to stay in some old lady’s attic with UK Michael and American ‘Reckless Maggie’ who then take you on a 2 km bar hopping adventure, wading in the ocean at 10pm and having drinks with random Croatian strangers…
But that night is a tale for another day!
This month’s edition of SHOP TILL YOU DROP featured 2 photo shoots set in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Bodrum. I love when fashion and travel combine!
When I visited Istanbul in 2007, my friend was living and teaching there (she still does actually!). This was her favourite mosque, in the fishing town of Ortaköy. A place you probably wouldn’t see as a regular tourist, with great views out over the Bosphorus and the bridge.