July 9, 2009

Anything Goes Wednesday: Picnic by the Beach

I love the sea and I originally came from a seaside town. We are not that far away from the sea here, but with our busy living life style we cannot always get to it. Last Sunday we had a little time so I baked some scones and packed the picnic basket and set off to the beach about 45 minutes drive from our home. DH and I both prefer winter by the beach than summer. It was a nice afternoon to have a cup of tea by the beach.

Mentone beach is the closest beach for us to get to and is one of many along the edge of Port Phillip Bay. This beach is popular with local residents who use it for walking their dogs, jogging or picnics. There weren't many people that afternoon maybe because it was overcast.

I was all rugged up with scarf and jacket for win protection.

Here is DH enjoying freshly baked scones and a cup of tea. recipe here .

Notice the picnics basket? It is one of my own creations. A reproduction of a tradional scallop basket. It is strong and sturdy to take on car trips.


10 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

What a lovely afternoon.. wish I could sit by the beach but unfortunately the closest one is a days drive from me.
Love the basket.. you did a great job and it does look sturdy.

blushing rose said...

Beautiful setting ... I could sit at the beach all day just taking in the beauty, the smell, the water ... so refreshing to the soul. TTFN ~Marydon
PS Pop over for a visit.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Nat...great to see you and DH!!! Beaut basket...I didn't realize you were that close to the ocean...I have to show off here...our beach is 700metres from our house LOl...10minute walk if that!!!

The Faerie Queen said...

I was sure I made a comment here yesterday, but anyway these are lovely photos, Oh the beach I could sit by the sea all day and watch it. Hugz xxx

Lurline said...

Great pics, Natima - we, too live a 10 minute walk from the ocean!
Hugs - Lurline♥

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Nat, we went for a Sunday drive to the country......you needed to rug up.... checked out your scone recipe...I use milk where you use lemonade.....hugs lyn

heather said...

Beautiful basket

Micki said...

The two of you look so happy and peaceful! Lovely pics, Nat. We love living by the beach, and enjoy our walks too!
Micki

ivoryspring said...

Awww - what a romantic afternoon! And I am absolutely in love with you basket -- simply lovely!!!

Serena said...

This looks like such a lovely time at the beach. One of the hard parts of having small kids is not getting little moments like this, to sit, drink coffee, soak in life for a few hours.

We're no where near an ocean but have lots of small rivers, streams, and man made lakes.

I do really miss mornings spent alone with coffee and my journal though.

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