Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday sunshine..

Hello hello. Today has been one of those sparkly bright Winter's days here in Sydney. The sun was so warm & divinely bright that we headed to the beach after breakfast. I didn't swim.. though it was very close (!), and I am determined to get at least one more dip in the ocean in before it gets too cold..!

After basking in the sun for a good while, I left my happy little trio in Bronte and walked the breathtakingly beautiful cliff-walk between Bronte & Bondi (or the other way around if you prefer..).

The Bondi/Bronte stretch is only 2.5km, but the cliff walk continues all the way down to Coogee for those who want to continue. You walk high above the ocean at times and needless to say, the view is spectacular!

An added treat at this time of the year are the large pods of whales that migrate past the East coast of Australia.  Though I have seen many over my 12 years in Sydney I didn't see any today. 
Instead I settled for watching the surfers. To me there is something so zen about the whole ritual, and I could have spent the rest of the day just watching the motion..

In the afternoon - having worked on a painting for a couple of hours - I rewarded myself with the latest issue of Adore e-zine that just hit the cyber-shelves. Regardless of the hot discussion about digital magazines at the moment, I think they are a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon. Don't you?!

I hope you too had a nice and relaxing Sunday.

xx Charlotta

Image credits: 1. Life of Polarn Per, 2. Aubrey Road
3 - 6. by Charlotta Ward, 7 & 8. Marshall Ward, 9. Adore magazine


It's me said...

O yes my sunday is fine and relaxt !!...what a nice post !! lovely day

Splenderosa said...

Hi Charlotta, I'm sending your post on to my son, a surfer dude. This is such a beautiful place, I hope one day to visit "down under." Sending love, my friend.

Franka said...

Wonderful images!
I'd like to be at the seaside - even when it's not so warm weather!


Mona Thompson said...

All too gorgeous for words! Would die to visit there some day. Enjoy your Sunday. Mona

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Lovely snaps you have posted here, darling! Those waves are majestic! Adore home is a goodun' right? Love their mag!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. xx

P.S. Glad you enjoyed the links today... those videos were brilliant, I agree.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oh, and new (?) header = beautiful.

Kerry said...

I love your photos Charlotta. So evocative of a beautiful Sydney winter day. Love the new header too. And yes, I had a Sunday afternoon with Adore as well :) Have a great week x

Karena said...

Charlotta, how gorgeous, I miss San Diego when I see views like this!!

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Renée Finberg said...

what incredible images!!
i want to walk the walk too!!

sydney must be remarkable, and i need to see it in person.

have a lovely week

Desire Empire said...

Great shots. I did the same thing yesterday.
Have a great week and thanks for the heads up on Adore Mag. I love it.
Best Carolyn

beachcomber said...

nice photos! that's where i was this weekend!
cheryl x

Denise said...

It is winter in June here in Northern California. brrrrr!

Love your blog!

manvi @ mochatini said...

happy new week to you hun.
sounds like an amazing weekend. I so miss living next to the beach. it was gorgeous here in DC and hubby and i spent the sunny afternoon by the harbor. have a great week ahead, xo

Anci said...

Åh, vad jag längtar till en strand nu ! Bada om det är varmt i vattnet, annars bara strosa runt. Bilderna på inredning gör mig pysslig. Tack :)


Design Elements said...

love your photos, Charlotta! Wonderful selection of images! I'm always inspired by the sea. Monday is like Sunday these days for me :-) So glad when I read your lovely comments. Thanks! Happy to be at home. Big hugs to you

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

Beautiful photos! I love winter days like this!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

How devine! I lve winter days like that bliss xox

Casa Très Chic said...

I had a very special Sunday, with my family and my Mom.
But your Sunday was quite and adventure, walking in the beach, watching the surfers, you must had fun.
Wish you a blessed week.
Big hugs from Brasil
PS: here in South of Brasil is too cold now, I couldn't swim, too much wind.

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi guys and thank you for all your feedback on this.
Yes, Sydney Winter can be wonderful and this particular weekend was just that.

The 'Bondi to Bronte' walk is an absolute MUST when in Sydney and I hope you all get to experience it one day.

Thank you also for your feedback on my husband's photographs (the surf ones at the end). He is becoming more and more known to the industry and has had his work published a few times now. Soon he will launch a website to sell limited edition prints to the public. I'll announce it here on the blog of course!

xx C

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