So the pretty pictures first – a selection of reflections on water taken on our travels around Oz.
In the fifties the Warracknabeal High School held their swimming sports at this spot on the Yarriambiac Creek Relays were swum across the creek.
Junee, NSW 2014
Grandsons at Bateman’s Bay NSW
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald, NSW
This one sent to us by family – grandsons and friends at a mountain lake in the Snowy Mountains, NSW. They had ridden the bikes up the mountainThis one of an earlier generation – it was 1962 and we were having a camping holiday in the Grampians in Victoria – a borrowed tent and camping equipment – he slept on 2 directors chairs pushed together with cushions from our lounge suite as a mattress, I was heavily pregnant and slept in the Simca with the seat laid back. I do remember the possums at night on the roof. This was his first ever venture into a large pool of water (Lake Lonsdale) – a few tentative steps. (These both my first attempt of scanning slides) And then dad came in too.
Seven years later we were at Port Fairy in Victoria and with a sister and friends to play with and Grandma and Grandpa watching on, he was more adventurous. No visible reflections here but maybe some of the adults are reflecting on when they were young and enjoyed paddling
While we were at Port Fairy that year the Fishing Tackle shop burnt down and although we were all non fishers we took advantage of their Fire Sale to buy a fishing rod. He was putting it to good use at Cumberland River west of Lorne on the south coast of Victoria in 1972. The reflection here maybe ‘Hope I catch something today’
Even without a fishing line there is something soothing about watching the ocean and letting the thoughts meander, (and maybe enjoy an Icy Pole or Crisps). These snaps are of his grandparents shortly before he was born as they enjoyed their annual retreat in Portland, Western Victoria.
The grandchildren were doing the same at Cumberland River some years later.