Weekending: By the Beach

We always have plenty of visitors come and stay with us here at home but it’s pretty rare that we ever actually get invited anywhere ourselves. So when Mrs Woog invited us to Mackeral beach in Pittwater with them it took me approximately 3.4 seconds before saying “um, WHAT DO YOU RECKON? COURSE!”.  And so Saturday morning we rugged up and dealt with some seriously buffeting winds to trek from Palm Beach over on the ferry. My girls were beside themselves on the boat – don’t get out much on the water do we?

The house was literally a stone’s throw from the water and as the afternoon went on the wind died down and we were left with the most perfect Autumn afternoon I’d seen in a while. A change of scene is good for the soul isn’t it?

We headed down to the wharf in the late afternoon for a spot of fishing. Jack Woog being the show pony that he is caught two fish in quick succession and then went off to find something a bit more interesting to do while Harry and Daise stuck it out, desperate for a piece of the action. Alas it never came.

Plenty of wine was rolled, good food eaten and later on marshmallows and Eurovision by the fire. Did someone say PERFECTION? Oh yes, that would be me.

The next day I was up early with my friend Harper. There were ducks to feed you see. What’s it matter we did it in our jammies?

Colouring in, walks along the beach otherwise known as “Family Time” that Mrs Woog refused to partake in. She was interested in “alone time with the Sunday papers and tea in the sunshine time”. I took one for the team.

Daisy took that picture of me above and I love it. Says it all – relaxed time in the sunshine. Good times! Thanks for taking us along Woog clan x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Your photos are beautiful, you look like you are having such a lovely time. Weekends spent with family and friends are what memories are made of. Perfect.
    PS: What did you think of Russia’s entry in Eurovision? Priceless xT

  • http://surfbreakrentals001.myopenid.com/ surfbreakrentals001

    What a great people and great place is this. Really I love all them and I want to go there for enjoying a different afternoon. Thanks for this allocation. :P
    beach home

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      You most certainly COULD enjoy a different afternoon there. You are welcome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15262334711096152896 jenlouw

    Fantastic photos!!! Rudey nudey on beach – just beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    Weekend perfection sure is right!
    On another note – your photos are BEAUTIFUL!! I’ve noticed since you did Tim’s workshop that they’ve taken on a whole new level of awesome. Can’t wait for his Nursery to come to Melbourne!
    Enjoy your week lady xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18254275544017629129 bigwords is…

    Looks like to perfection to me xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    Yeah I’m with surfbreakrentals001 .. thanks for this allocation.

    Awesome shots, spunky xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    is that mr woog in a puffer vest??

    how is this allowed in the woog household???

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      She has blogged about it before I’m sure?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

    Bloody gorgeous. All of you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06858916902023917487 boomerang jane

    Ha ha Deb, was going to say “I spy a puffer vest”, lol. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a lovely place. Minus two here in the ACT last night, slightly envious of the warmer temps :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02167267576456836722 Chantelle {fat mum slim}

    Beautiful! So glad you had a bit of a recharge. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04905451781300638376 candice.loves.red.wine

    The photos are just brilliant Beth. I’m thinking you were shooting on manual… x C

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Thanks so much Candice! I haven;t had it on auto since the Nursery…I’m quite pleased with myself x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

      It shows! Loving yiour work. Whenever you’re next in the big smoke – give me a buzz and let’s go shooting. With cameras of course.

  • http://www.ducksonthedam.com.au/ Alli @ ducks on the dam

    A change of scene is good for the soul…… says it all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00201349928544548688 Lou

    I too was thinking that your photos are getting rather brilliant Mrs Mac!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Oh thanks Lou! That means HEAPS coming from someone like you x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    Pony factor on the photos!! That Harper – in her jimjams – she literally makes my ovaries ache!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      She is SUCH a cutie patootie. I actually don’t want her to ever grow up.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10208633197266540403 Maryandlil

    Awww so lovely both of you xxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 ::The Beetle Shack::

    look at your photography skillz beth. Tell me everything about your camera- i need it (can i be you?!)

    xo em

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      DUDE! It’s just a Canon 500D – pretty stock standard thing but with my new lens that Roberto gave me for mothers day. 1.8ml…LOVING it. I LOVE the fact that I’m on manual now x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05549738622753029006 Nat

    Looks like a beautiful day and these photos are awesome x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    In my next life can I please come back as you? Or one of your daughters? Looks like such a gorgeous weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Cute nudie! G.x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    What a weekend! looks simply beautiful! Sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell, take care of yourself lady. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14787027291104632931 Jen

    Wow, what beautiful photos! Hope you feel better soon, too.

  • http://www.ayearofcommitment.com/ A Year of Commitment

    Wish I had known you were going there – my brother-in-law was there for the weekend and he is a professional photographer, and he also took some amazing shots this weekend! Yours are stunning though, make me desperate to get myself some time at Mackeral soon. Such a special place.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08156015996147898156 Glowless @ Where’s My Glow

    There is NOTHING as exhilarating as a nudie run along the beach!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

      Damn straight! I am just glad that BabyMac dropped her camera in shock when I stripped off. x

  • http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/ Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock

    Just beautiful.
    Sorry to hear about the post-weekend sickness though :( Damn reflux!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09754100790023579994 jodi

    Absolutely delightful. And damn Beth….your photos. So, so good – especially the nudie run x

  • Cherie

    Lurrrrve your photos.
    Looks like a perfect weekend. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    What glorious photos Beth! You DO look so relaxed. Glad you had an awesome time (and took one for the team)! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16888810644186418559 Denwise aka Denyse Whelan

    I was checking out the pics…especially Beth, as I knew you’d come over the the manual side! Me too. Isn’t it awesome. Such wonderful shots. Beaut to get a chance to laze & walk around such great places with good friends. Just lovely. Denyse xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17077972791398339893 Vicky

    To borrow the cliche… They say a picture says a 1000 words. These ones certainly do. It’s look sublime and that both families had a gorgeous time together. Nothing like a change of location to reboot.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11556843852780239036 Cat

    Awesome shots Beth and it’s clear that laughter and relaxation were in abundance. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03207812498694359774 Rach Jackson

    Loving the photos, you pro you!

    That weekend looked amazing. I’m just gonna live vicariously through you ok? Thanks.

    Rach x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11632583614863675870 Shelley

    Fantastic photos. Looks like a great weekend. Love Daisy’s photography. Is she like her mumma and all clever on the manual setting? Perhaps she could give me some tips!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

    Daisy Mac styling!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    You=talented, seriously talented with the pictures & the words…..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 Tahnee

    stunning photos beth, just stunning x

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    What a lovely coastal escape lady. Absolutely gorgeous photos, you’re really nailing that camera of yours.
    Love that shot of Harper in her fairy (?) outfit over the top of her warm clothes, too adorable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10437498511254202582 Sarah-Jane

    The rudey nudey shot – soooo Edanlandish with the running and the shadow ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08281463357359416086 Mrs BC

    BEAUTIFUL photos. You’ve made me miss Pittwater so much, I’m a bit teary..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    On sleeping on this I now vaguely recall Woogsie blogging about the arrival of the puffer vest into the marital home. Can’t believe she didn’t take to it with the scissors.

  • http://www.centralcoastseachange.com/ Tracey from Central Coast Seachange

    Your photos captured the best part of living near the beach. Relaxation, family time, lots of fun…..next time you might want to venture around to Patonga. The pub there does a great lunch.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05280632930386464253 kell

    Your photos are great Beth, lovely to see what a great time you had together.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07937706773267639646 Madam Bipolar

    Did you two gang up on Mr Woog and make him have his pic taken?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735492770594090264 Belinda

    I love your photos. They are beautiful along with the company you had. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07503841496399417535 Carli (Tiny Savages)

    Those pictures kind of make me hate Melbourne’s weather but they are still beautiful. And I love that Mr Woog and I both have a puffy vest (don’t hate me).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11333478016011339840 greenbeen

    fabulous all of it…your images made me feel like i was there taking a sip out of a champagne glass with you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09583940455920694670 Chelle

    Looks like you had a brilliant time. LOVE the rudey nudey shot on the beach!