Sunday, August 14, 2011

Palm Cove ~ Australia

It was sunhats, shorts, sandals, swimwear and sunfrocks while we were away staying at the lovely Angsana Resort.
One could grow to love the warm weather, with the perfectly clear, beautiful blue sky and sea.

We were able to sit and read and relax on the wooden steamer seats out on our deck, enjoy the panoramic view and watch the world go by.

The little white chapel, was a busy place, where five weddings took place while we were there. We could sit out on the deck and watch the wedding and see the gorgeous gowns the bride and bridesmaids wore.
The pool where we swam which was rather cold, compared to the actual air temperature, which most of the time was about 28 degrees. Can't really figure that one out but once you did eventually get in and start swimming some lengths it was rather pleasant and refreshing.
Most of the time was just lovely lying out in under the umbrella on the sun loungers.
There were three pools in the resort and the rock pool was the warmest where the overflow from the spa pool, ran out into.

On the last morning we were there, I was able to capture the sun rising. It was so peaceful and already there were joggers and walkers starting their morning constitutional.

Now we have come back home to a cold snap of weather, so it is back to winter woollies again.
Always great to come home though and to be able to sleep in your own bed.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.


  1. Welcome home,
    it seems to have been a wonderful holiday.


  2. What a wonderful holiday! How interesting about the wedding chapel! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely moments!

  3. Hi dear Carolyn, such a beautiful place -and then even warm..we could use some of that here in cold rainy Denmark-such wonderful photoes. Welcome home,sweet.

  4. What a wonderful holiday, so nice whit a trip to the sun. Exciting to see all brides, perfect porch.
    Wish you a happy week

  5. Home is where the heart is......beautiful trip !! from

  6. GOOD MORNING CAROLYN! That chapel is so darling!!!! I am so glad you are enjoying yourself dearest...what a beautiful place.


  7. Dear Carolyn
    Welcome home! Nice pictures! That's summer feeling!
    Have a good start at home.
    I send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Hugs Yvonne

  8. What a beautiful place to just relax and let the world go by. I'd love to be able to sit on a balcony and watch weddings. Sunrises, sunsets, gorgeous flora - you seem to have had it all on your holiday.

  9. What a fabulous place! I felt so rested just looking at the photos!
    xx, shell

  10. Pure HEAVEN!! Burrrr 28 degrees is way too cold!!!

    Your package is on its way to you Carolyn! I hope it doesn't take too long to reach you!


  11. Seems like a really wonderful holiday... Oh... I wish I was there :p But no matter how fabulous a place is, there's really no place like home right? Home sweet home :) Have a wonderful week ahead Carolyn dear.

  12. Wonderful pics of this neat place that you visited!
    Beautiful place.

    Soon your temps will begin to warm up? Ours will cool down. When it's about 73 degrees I really enjoy the weather.

    Sweet Blessings to you,
    d from homehaven

  13. It looks so beautiful there, I am envious! How fun to watch all the weddings too, an added bonus. Have a great day and a great week!

  14. What a beautiful place!!!!!! Glad you are enjoying your summer. Love the new look of your blog!!!!!Maryanne xo

  15. Dear Carolyn,

    It all looks heavenly! Glad to hear you had a great time.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  16. Welcome back Carolyn! What a wonderful holiday you had. Such tranquility and beauty all around. Fabulous! Sure wish we would have a cold spell here. 49 C was the high today. :/ Have a great new week. Tammy

  17. Oh how wonderful! I didnt realise you were away. Hope you are wonderfully relaxed. You deserve it.

  18. does look beautiful..... a place that will look even more inviting to me in a few months....when our winter begins to set in!

    ahh... palms and sea..... so perfect for holidaying....

  19. Welcome back, dear Carolyn! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation, escaping from your wintery weather at home. What a fantastic view you had from your appartment.
    With the autumn weather we are having for weeks now, I already get some Christmas feelings which normally never happens in August ...
    Have a great week!
    Hugs to you,

  20. Hi Carolyn, what a paradise!
    It looks like you had an unforgettable holiday, thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!
    Have a great week, even if you're back to normal ;-)

  21. Hi Carolyn,
    Your blog is beautiful and I love the photos of your getaway! Just dreamy! What a wonderful view from your room!

    Our freshwater springs here in Florida are 72 degrees year round and they are too cold at first and then so refreshing!

    It's been so hot here, I almost can't imagine a cold snap! But I am getting excited about fall!

    Have a delightful week!

  22. Dear Carolyn!
    What beautiful photos and what a beautiful place!
    Have a wonderful week,

  23. Oh my friend are always sharing the best happy you had the BEST time. I want to sit under one of those palm trees .....pure joy.

    Hugs for a great week. Is Spring coming to your beautiful world? xoxo

  24. You have stayed in a marvellous place!
    I hope you had enjoyed your holidays

  25. You have almost given me the sense I was on holiday whilst reading your lovely post.

    Magical and, it would seem, very relaxing.

    Greetings from France :-)

  26. Glad you had such a wonderful trip, Carolyn! Palm Cove looks divine! :) xoxo

  27. Looks like the perfect dream vacation! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. The pool looks amazing and the sunrise image is spectacular :)

  28. A wonderful holiday Carolyn - imagine being able to sit on your balcony and watch the weddings in that gorgeous little chapel.
    My Mother - sister and myself are going up to Palm Cove in three weeks time for a week at the Elysium Appartments - so I am much encouraged by your reports of lovely warm weather with clear skies.
    Welcome back. xx

  29. It sounds like a great getaway Carolyn. I am so glad that you were able to lounge under the warmth of the sun for a few days.
    It sounds like a dream.
    sending hugs...

  30. it's always nice to have lovely warm weather on holiday!

  31. It sounds very relaxing. Where was that exactly? Maybe I missed something

  32. How wonderful, darling!
    Love that pool!


  33. I feel so relaxed now. Thank you for taking us along on your lovely holiday. Looks like you chose a beautiful spot!

  34. OMG, that sounds just like paradise, such a gorgeous place Carolyn! Welcome home - autumn's not quite here yet, cheers to the last of summer!

  35. Hi from the USA everyone. Im living in the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

  36. Welcome home, Carolyn! It all looks heavenly - I'm so glad you had such a lovely getaway. :) Hugs - g

  37. Your Australia pictures are beautiful. I've never been there, but heard it was lovely. Thank you for the anniversary wishes. Your pretty flower made my day. Glad you're home safe.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  38. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh your vacation pics look fabulous. Yes, warm weather is addicting until it becomes 110 degrees and even the pool water is like bath water. LOL
    I love your pics. How wonderful to relax and watch the world go by in those comfy steamer chairs.
    Fun to watch the weddings too in that darling little chapel/

    Thank you for the anniversary wishes and my son's birthday greetings too. We are enjoying our break time too.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  39. What a lovely break to enjoy at Winter time Carolyn!
    A week soaking up the warmth - but I imagine the shock on your return!!
    This weather is straight off the antarctic.

    Happy Wednesday - nice to have you home again!

    Shane x

  40. What a beautiful place to stay.
    Thank you for your visit, it is always nice to 'meet' new friends.

  41. What a lovely place to have a holiday.
    Thank you for your visit to me, it is always nice to meet new friends.

  42. Welcome home Carolyn!
    What a show!! Watching five weddings. Wonderful~
    What a lovely chapel too!!
    Send us a little cold will you? It will be 106° today. ;-( No rain in sight.


  43. Seems you had a great holyday!
    The pics are amazing, especially the pool's one!^^
    Welcome back!

  44. Oh what a fabulous place! Warm, relaxing, with amazing colors and I bet, wonderful smells.
    Glad you are having fun, Carolyn!
    Hugs hugs,
    Monica xo

  45. Oh sweet Carolyn - hallo again, hallo! :o)
    You wrote to me "Looks like the Island you visited was Paradise" - well I think the place you visited was (not only a wedding-)paradise, too :o) (But it was far away from "my" paradise ;o))
    Wonderful pictures!
    I hope it's not too cold for you now - but spring will come soon to NZ, just wait a LITTLE BIT! :o)
    Warm hugs, Traude

  46. Wow, Carolyn!!! What a breathtaking place and what a wonderful vacation you must have had. I have to take a look at your older post, too!!! LOVELY photos!!


  47. How wonderful it would have been sitting their enjoying the lovely views and relaxing in that beautiful part of the world.


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