Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Blissfully Beautiful Beachport

"Pack your bags, Craig is going home for a few days and you're going with him so you can have a visit with Wendy."  Some women would wonder why their husband was trying to get rid of them, but in my case, I appreciated him trying to give me a change of scenery.  And what a change it was.

We've been to Beachport in South Australia a few times to visit Craig and Wendy who have a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean.  The town is vibrant and as picturesque as a postcard.  It was great just hanging out, playing with their adorable 2-1/2 year old granddaughter, Chloe, soaking in the stunning coastline and yes....sampling regional wines.

Wendy and Chloe making a crown at playschool
Dipping our toes

Coastline around Beachport 

Storm coming in
Wendy took me for a drive to Robe, a place we've visited before and where the scenery is spectacular.
Obelisk on the right.  The sea is really eroding the coastline around here

The obelisk in the background

The Beachport Jetty is nearly 3/4 kilometers long

Enjoying a bottle of champagne on their deck with a delicious bowl of pumpkin and leek soup made by Wendy

View from the deck --- a full rainbow!

The Jetty

Wendy and several friends swim  here everyday at 7:30 a.m. no matter the weather or sea conditions

Having a wonderful dinner at the local hotel with Wendy, Craig, Jenna and Chloe
We've been so grateful for the friendship and hospitality given by Craig and Wendy since arriving in Australia about 18 months ago.  They have a beautiful family who are walking in their parent's footsteps.

I'm back in Balranald and Roger is still working the night shift, which at least spares him from heat and flies that plague the day shift.  He will have 6 days off next week, and we're going to charter a houseboat to go down the mighty Murray River for 5 days which we are really looking forward to.

So, a few more days of reading books, and repeating the mantra, "it's not a tent in the's not a tent in the Kalahari...."

"It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness."

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