Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer Scenes

Summer at the beach

Cee has asked us for summer scenes this week but on the very day the post was published the rain came. It’s good, we have had very little so far this summer. This coming weekend is a holiday weekend so naturally the rain is forecast to last until after that. I had taken some nice summery photos at Penguin recently and had planned to take more here at Sisters Beach but I suspect that may not happen now so back to the good old archives for some beachy pictures.

I’m not really one for spending time at the beach on a very hot day but I do like to be beside the seaside. One thing I noticed recently is how the sands of our northwest Tassie beaches are more of a gold colour while those in the south are almost white.

The beach at Penguin January 2020
Mosaic wall in Penguin
Summer at the beach, Dover, Tasmania 2014
Bellerive Beach, near the cricket ground, Hobart Tasmania.

Here are a couple of old favourites I took in Sydney at Watson’s Bay.

Watson's Bay Beach, Sydney
The beach at Watson’s Bay, Sydney.
pelican, Sydney Australia
“A Wondrous Bird is the Pelican, His Bill holds as much as his belly can.”

Summer Fun


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 WordPress.com 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.


    • I don’t like hot sun and burning sand so my beach visits were infrequent on the mainland. I don’t like crowds either. However, our Tasmanian beaches don’t get as crowded or as hot usually.


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