21.12.10

Australia III

Today I'm taking a break from my Christmas preparations for a little more from my trip back to Australia.  So many photos, so many things to share but it seemed apt to share my week in MacLaren Vale with you today as it ties in so nicely with the prompt over at Mortal Muses today which is 'family'.
Every year since I was 18, my family has spent two weeks of the summer renting a small house on Wilunga Hill.  Wineries at your door and the beach a short drive away for afternoon swims after lazy, long lunches. It is the perfect spot for our food-loving, wine drinking family to de-bunk for a week or two of relaxation. When it was decided that I'd be coming back to Australia in November plans were rearranged to fit in a week at our favourite spot. Perfect family time just before Christmas!
Russel's
Wine Barrels
leaves
Port Wilunga
Ellen

15 comments:

justine said...

what a great place to be with your family and what a wonderful tradition. It looks like you had the most fantastic time and I love these photographs.

Kristina said...

Wow, I love the pictures, especially the one of the wine. And the coast looks wonderful!
Viele Gruesse, Kristina

Jane said...

Great photo of otto and mum!!

Katie said...

Agree with Jane - love all the photos, and the last one looks so... spontaneous! :) How's that photo of Matthias and Dad mirroring each other?

Clare B said...

I didn't realise they were mirroring each other until I looked again - funny! Will have to send you a CD with them all Katie...

lisa said...

Beautiful shots Clare.
I especially love the last one. Truly a "feel good" shot.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful place to vacation. I love it! : ) Glad you are able to have a special retreat like this once a year with your family. Family is everything, aren't they?

Ashley Sisk said...

Love these photos - you know I still want to visit! Love love love.

Kirstin said...
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Kirstin said...

What gorgeous pictures! I particularly love that last one. And thank you for sharing wth the muses. x

SJ said...

such a nice tradition with your family and what a gorgeous spot.
i'm hoping to head that way over the easter break with some friends- any recommendations of where to go?

Jamie said...

Your photos are beautiful - what a wonderful tradition.

Punctuation Mark said...

your images are so beautiful and definitely a nice break from all the christmas themed posts!

Karli said...

Hi Clare! It was so great to hear from you today - thanks for stopping by! I just got caught up on your blog...wow, you're been around the world, haven't you? As always, your pictures and processing are gorgeous. (I'm loving the shot of those barrels for some reason!!!) :-)

urban muser said...

these are such beautiful photos! looks like you had a great time.