Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Down by the Bay.....

Now where were we before we got sidetracked by Christmas, ah yes, lunch at Matilda Bay Reserve (Matilda Bay). As Rae from perthandotherplaces mentioned yesterday on her post, it's the perfect place to have a picnic lunch, with skyline views of the city in one direction and the Mounts Bay Sailing Club in the other....
It's also a wonderful spot for youngsters to swim and enjoy themselves in the Swan River, you'll note that they all have either T shirts or what we call 'rashies' (Rash shirts) made from a very lightweight material but extremely sun resistant, to protect from sunburn,  and hats, a necessity in our climate.....
And definitely a magical setting for weddings, I had to be a little careful here not to intrude on a private moment but couldn't resist a quick click (I think I have the bride sufficiently swamped by the tree to ensure her privacy haha!). My niece and her husband had their wedding service here by the side of the Swan River a few years ago, it was perfect....

30 comments:

  1. encore de beaux paysages qui font rever, j'aime bien la deuxieme photo

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  2. What a splendid spot with lots of shady trees and safe swimming for the kids.
    I could spend a few hours there .

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  3. What a beautiful place! Looks like a delightful one to spend time at! Your photos are terrific as always! Hope the remainder of your week goes well and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, Grace!

    Sylvia

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  4. You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white,
    But I'll have a blue, blue, blue Christmas.

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  5. Beautiful location...I could sure use some of that sunshine. Please send some my way. thanks

    barb

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  6. We are sister cities for sure!


    Aloha from Waikiki
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  7. I'm always entranced by the gradations of blue as the eye moves up from the horizon.

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  8. It looks like everyone is enjoying their summer activities.

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  9. It's pouring down tonight in Seattle (quelle surprise!) I would love some of the glorious sunshine in your photos right about now. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  10. It does look idyllic!

    Over here, however hard authorities try to make people take their children to the beach with hats, tee-shirts and sunglasses while avoiding the hottest hours, they still flock to the water unprotected...

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  11. L'endroit est idyllique pour un pique-nique, mais aussi, simplement, un moment agréable en famille, ou pour faire les photos d'un mariage.
    Ca me plait beaucoup, Gracie!

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  12. what a beautiful spot to spend the day. lovely captures.

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  13. I do like the horizon lines in the top two.

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  14. lovely images. such a nice day it seems. happy holidays

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  15. Beautiful blues! The weather is great here too, but chilly at night...

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  16. Fabulous shots Grace. Especially like the first one. Love this place!

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  17. Ahhh, I could really use some beach time right now! Happy new year to you!

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  18. Hola guapa que bonitas esas fotos,
    deseo que pases unas felices fiestas,
    ¡¡feliz año 2012!!.
    Un abrazo.

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  19. It is so wonderful to see summer shots!

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  20. I like the place and the wonderful view!

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  21. Lovely shots, Grace. I especially like the first one...

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  22. very colored , hear all is wet and grey

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  23. Do everyone wear special clothes when playing in the water? I noticed all the kids wear hats when going to school in Brisbane when I was there. The wedding shot is so pretty! Looks like a gorgeous place...I could use a day at the beach right now :-)

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