Saturday, November 7, 2009

sydney, day three.

On day three, we took the ferry to Manly Beach.

Jeff once asked me why I always take photos of my feet.
I couldn't come up with an answer.
I think I like to look back and see where my feet have trod.
That's what sounds good to me anyway.

The low clouds were rolling through quick. Every so often, the blue sky would break through and the sun would beam down on the water causing it to glow crystal blue and green. And then, the breeze would pick back up and the clouds were sent dancing across the sky, covering the sun and causing the water to change back into it's sleepy grey.
After our walk on the beach, we put our shoes back on and hiked up the rocky coastline.

As we climbed around, the sun would peek out and we would catch our breath on a view like this:
or this:

Per the Australian code of shell collecting, I'm saying in my mind "If it's a cone, leave it alone" because of the fatal stinging cone shells. I saw one, and it was gorgeous, but I passed it by.

I was trying to pick up these little shells that were stuck on all of the rocks...

There was still a little animal living inside so I didn't bring it home--
I just filled my pockets with all the pretty purple shell fragments and polished rocks and left 3 pounds heavier than when I came. My pockets rattled all the way back to the ferry.

I like to collect things. I still have bits of Manly Beach at the bottom of my purse, in my wallet, and my suitcase.

Free souvenirs!


Casey said...

beautiful photos! :)

makes me want to go to the right NOW!

WishTrish said...

Oh, that looks wonderful!! I feel like I am right there with you on Manly Beach! I'm so glad you are sharing your experience! You are amazing!

hoLLy said...

what a cool name: manly beach. it does have a manly feel:)

beautiful pictures! can't wait for more!

Amber said...

What pretty pictures! It looks like you guys had a wonderful trip. I love all the colorful shells and cool.

meg duerksen said...

that second to last picture is my favorite! it's like a rainbow on the beach! love it all.

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So I decided I shall live my exotic dreams through your blog. How fun and how beautiful. And thanks for the recipe for the pesto and cheese sandwiches. My mouth has been watering just thinking of them and I can't wait to try them out this weekend. I can always count on your blog to refresh my creative desires;)

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Kellie H said...

Oh I want to take a trip...

Love! Love the last photo of you. it a self portrait? I haven't mastered that yet.

PamperingBeki said...


I always took feet pictures too.

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