image Snapshot Sunday – Summer at the Beach

No new photos this week so I’ve gone back to the archives for this one taken in January 2014 one afternoon when David and I went for a drive south to Dover. This is the estuary of the Huon River.

Summer at the beach, Dover, Tasmania 2014
Summer at the beach, Dover, Tasmania 2014


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. It’s good to go through the archieves, I do this sometimes too as I have many photos that I didn’t upload yet. I like your photo, your beach looks more like a paradise compared to our beach. Our water is usually dark blue, your water appears almost green or light blue. Our beaches are generally not that colourful, but still beautiful too.


    • I do miss the ocean here as the beaches here are on the banks of the Derwent and Huon Rivers mostly. I like it when I go to Devonport in the north of Tasmania and see Bass Strait. I think our beaches locally are nice because they don’t get crowded like ones near cities.

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