Monday, 26 December 2011

Our World Tuesday - Barwon Heads

In the middle of Christmas morning we headed for the coast. This is the first year in many that we did not have people to our house for lunch – so the stress was exported to someone else!
With met up with other members of the family at Barwon Heads – which is about 2 hours west of us – in what can only be described as a rather impressive house. Lunch followed.

Late in the afternoon we took a walk along The Barwon river – the skies were an intense blue grey. Although we did not know it at the time huge storms were dumping 50mm + of rain and
golf ball sized hail stones on parts of Melbourne. Ah, summer!



Turns out there was no damage to our house or car, but some people got a rather unpleasant Christmas present from the weather.

Hope you had a good day!


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Enjoy the pictures.

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and photos, Stewart. I am glad your house and vehicle were not damaged from the storm. I hope your Christmas was great and I wish you all the best in 2012. Happy New Years.

TexWisGirl said...

that 2nd photo says a lot. yikes! glad your house was okay!

Liz said...

Gorgeous images Stewart!
My daughter is staying in Melbourne city for Christmas and she sent me a photo of the hail storm from their hotel window. It was intense!!

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place and beautiful captures! So glad you house/car didn't suffer any damage! Hope you have a very Happy New Year in 2012, Stewart, and I look forward to seeing more pictures of your world!

Sylvia

Sivinden said...

Great shots, wonderful scenery! I read in the papers that there are storms raging in the north of Norway too, and lots of damage is done to boats and buildings.

Gary said...

Wow!! That's quite a storm!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, Stewart. We got the hail, but only hazelnut-size stones and fortunately had no damage.

kanak7 said...

Despite that bit about the hailstones and the storm, your day sounded wonderful! Love your pictures!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous scenery - what a great place to spend Christmas!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Dazzling light over wonderful sands and waters! Love these photos!

Somehow we missed the iced golf balls on my peninsula! We just managed to get the dark threats!

Arija said...

Glad you escaped the storm Stewart. We saw the hailstones on the news.

The second shot reminds me of impressionist paintings, maybe it is the light.

Nice to go our for Christmas dinner isn't it?
We too had that pleasure.

Where ar eyou taking the children during the holidays?

Arija said...

Stewart, you did have to burst my bubble! I was looking at the legs and the lighter bits at the shoulders. The birds were too far away for really clear photos and were juveniles.

Would love to have a conclusive ID at some time if you can manage.

Arija said...

Now you have me all embarrassed for foisting a whole research project on you with too little information as the photos are nowhere near sharp enough for proper identification. Unfortunately the birds seem to have flown for the last time I went to pick up some cherries, the dam was empty.
So sorry you went to all that trouble for me.