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Family Holiday Part 1- Ocean Grove and Beyond

My poor neglected blog, I do apologise for the lack of posting.  I have been flat out catching up on photos from December through to now, and I’m still not on top of them all!

I thought I would start by posting a small selection of the photos I took while we were away, I will do it in parts as it’s going to take me a while to put it all together!  So to start off we began our journey by boarding the Spirit of Tasmania, we travelled with two other families which made the journey so much more enjoyable to go with friends.

The kids loved it, I didn’t sleep all night but that’s just me!  We departed the boat at 5.30 the next morning…..not so great when you have little ones so the first stop was Maccas for breakfast! What else was going to be open?!!

We spent some time camping in Ocean Grove and did a few day trips around the area.

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Bells Beach, the famous surfing beach.

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Torquay….it was so windy this particular day, which probably didn’t help all the bushfires that were happening further down the coast, which limited us going too far.  We visited a few more places, Geelong Vintage Markets, The Mill Market (fabulous) Geelong City, Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, but I only took my phone for those trips so I didn’t take as many photos as I could of.  I have a habit of just wanting to leave the camera alone when I’m on holidays, but that is not always the best idea!  Perhaps I will do a phone post at the end.

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We did a lot of eating, the boys had haircuts, did a bit of window shopping (didn’t really buy a lot) I must mention two shops that were really great and worth visiting if you are ever in Ocean Grove.  The first is Kyo, a trade wharehouse importer of amazing goods from China, Japan, India and Argentina, it’s a little hidden away in an industrial are but the shop is HUGE and my daughter and I  loved it.

The other great place we visited was a lovely coffee shop called Hello Birdie, honestly the best coffee shop that caters for families that I have ever been to.

After our stay in Ocean Grove we boarded the Ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento, that was a short but pleasant enough journey which began our long car drive.

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We passed through a town called Hastings…

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but I’m afraid Hastings didn’t have a lot to offer, so we kept heading toward our destination…..(Part 2 to follow)

Road Trip – Rocket Park Ulverstone

 

 

A couple of weeks back  we drove to Ulverstone to collect our new vehicle, at that time it was after dark and we spotted the Rocket park and thought we must come back and take the kids, to experience some of our own childhood memories of this great playground.  Fast forward to the weekend and we took another drive to Ulverstone.

As kids my husband and I both frequented the Rocket Park on many visits usually over Easter when we were camping nearby.  I have very fond memories of the place.

We get to the Rocket Park….the kids are impressed.

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We walk over to the Rocket – us, not so impressed.  It is bolted up with a padlock 🙁  I really don’t see why, there is no way you could fall out of that thing.  The spaceship has also been turned into a bbq area, the stairs removed.

Childhood Ruined.

Was it really cheaper to install a whole new playground than it was to fix the issues with these two pieces of equipment?  Such a shame.

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Anyway the kids still had fun on the slide, which I am glad is still in operation.

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Look I’m here!!! The brief moment I removed Kev’s giant cat’s jumper for a photo (the wind was cold and I forgot my jacket)

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Just stop for a second for a photo pleeeeeeeaaaaase!

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On the way back from our play at the park we stopped to eat some dinner at the Devonport Bluff.  We went up the hill near the lighthouse.  We have previously had some family photos up here, it is such a beautiful spot.

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Pretending to love each other….

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What really happens

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Once again avoiding the camera in any way possible

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I tried all sorts of tricks….Let’s run!

Shoe flies off!

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The most “normal” shot I could get!  

Going Back

I always love revisiting locations I have taken photos at before, updating the old shots, with similar new ones, it’s amazing to see how they grow….
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Kids City Park

Cheeky

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Little Miss

Of course there’s this little guy too

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Kids City Park

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