Monday, July 02, 2012

Exploring our Local Area: Tea Gardens

Today we met up with family at a little township about an hour's drive away called Tea Gardens.  And no, I didn't see any tea gardens so I'm not sure how the name comes to be.

Anyway we spent a delightful afternoon there.  We had yummy fish & chips for lunch at a local fisn'n'chip shop, then caught the ferry from Tea Gardens to Nelson Bay and back.

Photo by Billy

Photo by Billy

On the way over and back, we were joined by some delightful playmates.  The dolphins kept surfacing near us and even came quite close.  The ferry man stopped the boat for ages and let us all watch them and take photos.  (So much for his ferry timetable lol).  It was truly magical!

After we got off the boat, the lighting was amazing, so we spent probably another half hour wandering around taking photos.  

This hasn't been photoshopped at all - the lighting is real.

Even though it was so cold the pelicans were huddling to keep warm :)

All in all, a delightful day!


Suji said...

Sigh, that was so beautiful! We must add this to our itinerary if we manage to visit you guys. :)

3anklebiters said...

what an amazing day trip you found. the scenery is fantastic.

Libby said...

Gorgeous photos. We've always loved tea gardens. How wonderful that the ferry man stopped so you could see the dolphins. Gotta love magic moments like that.

jugglingpaynes said...

I love your photos! What a great day.

The sky is breath-taking!

And thank you for your sweet comment! I am diligently working on my book. Can't wait to see how it turns out! :o)

Peace and Laughter,