Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.




Sunday, March 6, 2011

A wonderful adventure

Today my 3 daughters & I went on an adventure!


To this place...


It is called ladies Well 


Its on the edge of  The Barrington Tops National Park, NSW Australia
&
I have to say its one of the prettiest places Ive ever been


We went on this adventure to do a bit of location scouting for Dream child No.1's major work for her Higher school certificate, art assignment


She has a pretty incredible project developing, which I will be sure to share with you all as things progress!


It was a great way to spend the day with my 3 favourite girls


Dream child No.1 drove as she is on her learners permit & she certainly got some experience today with all sorts of driving conditions


We crossed the Allyn River about 8 times on the long windy road


& each time it was either a one lane bridge or a low level crossing


she even had to drive thru water on one of the crossings



there where areas with cliff faces on one side & a steep & slippery slope on the other


there where other areas that where so serene it was hard to concentrate on the road & not just admire the country side


there where dirt roads


& dairy farms, where you had to wait for the livestock to move off the road, I could  reach out of the car window & pat the cows



We stopped & introduced ourselves to this echidna


had a chat with this kookaburra


don't you just love this gateway


this is certainly a case of using the resources available to build your stock yards


We admired the history of the townships


& the creativity of the farmers


you just don't see letterboxes like this in suburbia!

It was a great day out & a real reminder of just how beautiful Australia is.

None of my photo's have been edited & it was a cloudy, overcast day, they really don't do the scenery justice, although it was fun to have a play with my new camera.

Hope everyone else is having a tremendous weekend!

CHEERS
Trish xxx











9 comments:

The Moerks said...

What a magic place. Looks like a fun day out. Your photos turned out really well. My daughter thinks you should frame and sell the cow photo! Good luck to your eldest for her project.

Mimi said...

Wow Trish, what beautiful countryside. Your pictures are great, love the cow! My son is learning to drive, I do get a bit scared when he drives very close the gutters on the way home from school. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! MiMi xx

Erin said...

Love the pics!!

Isnt it just beautiful driving out there! I saw those letter boxes the other week, they are hilarious!

x

Samantha said...

What a lovely day together, beautiful photos, well done to your daughter doing all that driving. Enjoy your week Trish.

GoldenValley50 said...

Love that kookaburra Trish! Sounds like you all had a fabulous time. A really beautiful place. ;)Sharyne

Anonymous said...

Looks like you girls had a real adventure. Love the pics Trish. They came up really well. Dream niece No. 1 isn't the only one getting creative out there. Tell her she now qualifies for an off road driving experience with her uncle, afterall she's done creek crossings. lol.

Paula said...

That's the stuff right there, Trish! Hubby and I actually took an ill fated long weekend trip there a few years ago - it poured all weekend (against the initial weather reports). I can see what we missed out on! Glad you had a lovely adventure with your girls x

laura said...

Hi trish, it looks just amazing over there; my boys would just LOVE it!! And how awesome is the name `ladies well` I always wonder who gets to name these things!!
Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics of your girls!
Laura xx

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

What a wonderful day. I would love to see it in person, but the photos are great. Thanks for sharing.

Warmly, Michelle

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