Sunday, January 31, 2016

I love to be beside the seaside


Not many words today, just some summer pictures taken at Noosa Heads
We enjoyed our short holiday very much.








Surfs up!  swimming here was fun with waves of up to 2-3 metres high - here is a little video my DH took
After trying all afternoon to insert the video it did not seem to work for me so will just add a snap

Sandcastles left behind from children playing



It is amazing how the tropical weather, wonderful sea air and swimming in the gorgeous sea, can do for oneself, we returned home refreshed and relaxed.
The apartment our friends kindly loaned us was on the ground floor of this lovely place right on the beach



 
The full moon was rising behind the palm trees



Always love to go away for a little break but so happy about being back home again.


Hope you are enjoying your weekend - we have a long one this weekend as Monday is Auckland Anniversary day, so looking forward to another sleep in.
hugs
Carolyn

35 comments:

  1. It's really hard to explain to some...how relaxing time on the beach is. Looks like you had lovely weather too! Hugs!

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  2. Dear Carolyn,
    What a peaceful and I am sure enjoyable place to relax.
    Just steps from the sand.. And the apartment is just gorgeous!
    blessings,
    Penny

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  3. Your friend is so nice to loan you the apartment:) I always dream of one day living in an apartment on the beach:) Enjoy your beach holidays:)

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  4. Oh, how I wish I could enjoy some time by the water {{smiles}} It's all snow here, but soon it will melt and summer will be here at last :)

    Have a lovely Sunday, my friend. Hugs!

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  5. I love Noosa and your photos are idyllic!
    My dearest lifetime friend from Brisbane phoned for a chat this morning - she was sitting on the verandah and said the heat and humidity is unbearable - did you have the same in Noosa?
    Happy wedding anniversary - it's lovely that you had time away to celebrate!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  6. Looks like a wonderful place to relax. Enjoy the tropical weather, Carolyn!
    Here where I live it's all gray and rainy ... and that since a couple of weeks...

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  7. The coast and that apartment building look beautiful and it sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, dear Carolyn.
    Have a great Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. So nce to enjoy at the sea....love and enjoy summer Darling i hope spring arrive soon...love love love Ria ❤️❤️❤️

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  9. Beach=Best Escape Anyone Can Have
    I too love a seaside holiday
    Love and hugs
    Jeanne

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  10. Oh, dearest Carolyn,
    this looks really like wonderful holidays! Pure warm summer, ocean, beach - sigh... Here in Austria is "some kind of winter": Most of the days are warm like in early spring, but we already had snow and cold temperatures, too - just for one week or so... and then "spring" came back... I'm curious what February will bring to us! Hope you will have a wonderful time and a nice Auckland Anniversary day!
    Lots of hugs, Traude
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  11. Looks like you had lot of fun
    It's a beautiful place
    Love and smiles x

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  12. Hi Carolyn! This is a wonderful place!
    Hugs
    Monique

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  13. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

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  14. Querida Carolyn !! Que linda playa !! Dan ganas de tirarse un chapuzón ..Hola amiga querida !!que tengas un bendecido comienzo de semana

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  15. How wonderful to be beside the seaside indeed! Glad you had a wonderful time! xx

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  16. Such a beautiful Scene Carolyn!!! I bet it was so wonderful to relax and take in nature's beauty!! Wishing you a lovely week my friend!! Nicole xoxo

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  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, your story and your photos make me yearn for summer too! But we have to wait a while before it will turn into lovely sunny weather where we can wear shorts again.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  18. That must have been a nice vacation for you, Carolyn. I miss the ocean sometimes. A place to stay right on the beach; how nice of your friends to lend it to you. The sandcastles that the children made are special.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Carolyn, your little icon is not showing up on our side bar, only your blog name. Not sure why, just wanted you to know. Have a nice weekend. :)

      ~Sheri

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  19. Dearest Carolyn,
    Happy belated 30th wedding anniversary!
    Sending you love,
    Mariette

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  20. Hello Carolyn,
    with pictures like that, no words are needed...stunning!
    Big hug
    Giac

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  21. Wowwwww! Thanks for sharing this fabulous place.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  22. Actually this isn't a common seaside, so I'm sure I'd enjoyed it too !
    Certainly your holyday was wonderful, with no doubt !
    Thank you sweetie for another captivating, wonderful post,
    may your week be blessed with joy and wonder,
    sending love to you with all my heart
    Dany

    P.S.: Happy celebrations for this evening !

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  23. That looks so wonderful, I'm glad you had such a relaxing time.
    Sarah x

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  24. Deaerst Carolyn,
    what a lovely place to relax! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!
    Sorry for not writing a lot at the moment, still another busy week. Next week it will get better ;O)
    Have a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    take care,
    lots of Love,
    Claudia xo

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  25. Hi Carolyn, So glad you enjoyed a wonderful getaway. The photos look so inviting and relaxing. Thanks for sharing your fun in this special place. Have a nice rest of the week. Blessings my friend. xo

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  26. Thank you dear friend, for always taking time to visit. I am so happy you enjoyed the purses.. It was truly an enjoyable and creative time.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  27. How wonderful! Nothing better than beach and champagne!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  28. Dear Carolyn,
    I am getting much vicarious enjoyment from your warm weather and photos!
    Enjoy........*s*

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  29. I love the ocean and how relaxing you feel afterwards! Looks like you a fantastic vacation. What a wonderful friend, beautiful beach house!!
    Thanks for sharing all the photos!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  30. I wish we had your weather Carolyn! It looks so inviting.

    From a cold and rainy Rotterdam,

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Madelief x

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  31. Oh this looks fantastic! Warm and sunny...beautiful pictures.
    Have a great weekend, take care!
    Titti

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  32. Carolyn, dear, this looks as the most wonderful place to regain energy and health, so beautiful it is. The apartment you had loaned from friends looks also very elegant, and lovely. I can see you hade some romantic full moon evenings, together, so lovely, I`m happy for you.
    Hugs sweet friend, I have started something little spring gifts for you :-)
    Dorthe

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  33. After a very windy day here in the UK, so lovely to read your post.

    All the best Jan

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Carolyn xx