Monday, 6 July 2009

My new beach & some book works in the pipeline

I always felt privileged living at Coogee Beach and it was quite a wrench to leave it behind. It didn't take me long to get over that - the moment I saw Terrigal Beach on a sparkling summer day, I knew I was hooked. Now that I've moved to the NSW Central Coast I realise that there are many magical beaches and at least 7 of them are within a 10 minute drive of our home.
This is Terrigal Beach, which morphs into Wamberal Beach as it meanders north along the coast. South to the right the beach makes a turn around a rocky outcrop and forms another small beach with a boat launching area, a place for hopeful pelicans to hang out looking for scraps from fishermen. At The Entrance, another town a bit further north, there is a daily pelican feeding time, to which hundreds of pelicans flock, as do hundreds of tourists.
For more on pelicans, see here. One of the things I really love is watching these huge birds flying in V formation over our garden, taking a short cut from lagoon to beach.

I had an interesting afternoon yesterday with my friend P, as we worked on developing a new range of books for his shop. I managed to clear enough space in my work room so that we could lay out leathers and beautiful papers, cutting board by hand and making some serious policy decisions about what we'll make. I'm sorry to say that I was so engrossed I completely forgot to take photos but considering the state of the room, still piled high with boxes, that may have been a good thing. I'm really looking forward to making beautiful books for P's shop. I promise there will be photos as this ongoing project develops.

Thank you to all those bloggers who posted, welcoming me back to the blogosphere. I do appreciate your kind thoughts and I enjoy reading your blogs in turn.


  1. 7 beaches within 10 minutes. No, you've nothing to complain about. Now, post some books, please, please, please???

  2. Welcome back! I can't imagine having 7 beaches with 10 minutes.

  3. Like most Australians I dream of living by the beach - close enough to walk on it each day.You are indeed very lucky! And also quite a tease! I'm dieing to see what you come up with for the shop.

  4. The beach looks beautiful-- lucky you! I'm looking forward to seeing your new workspace, when you get a chance to take some pics.

  5. Hi again,

    If you'll stop by my blog, you'll see that I've given you an award.

  6. And once again - I really hope you see the comments, because every time I leave one, I get an email failure notice - I think it has to do with the email address that blogger has to notify you of comments. You might check to see if you need to update that.

  7. Hi Carol! Thanks for the great comments over on my blog. I really enjoyed the beaches when My family visited Sydney and Cairns in 2004 on holiday. I'm about 60 minutes from the Pacific Ocean where I live in Washington State. I was going to use the abbreviation WA but then you might have thought Western Australia--GRIN Love the fish too. Happy doodles to you! Stephanie

  8. You snuck another post in on me! LOL I love your beach and pelican photos! I too love pelicans: the way they literally glide a foot or so above the ocean....make it look so effortless! Lucky you to live so close to the ocean!
    Sounds like you are going to have some lovely bookbinding times! Couldn't happen to a better person! :-) You've waited a long time for this! Congrats and warm hugs!



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