Monday, July 12, 2010

Coastal trip

The rules of a friendship are
simple and true. Do unto your
 friends as you'd have them do.

We have just returned from a short trip
up the coast of Western Australia.
We went to a place called Geraldton, a
4-5 hour drive from home (depending
on which one of us is driving).

On the way up there I got to do a good
spot of knitting. I made a grey cardigan
a short time ago and fell in love with
it so much, I had to have it in black as well.

Unfortunately you can't see the pattern too well but
the bottom section of the cardigan is knit 5, purl 5 and done in one piece until the underarms. I have used an 8ply wool and there are 253 stitches on the needles at one time!

While on our journey I just had to share
some pictures with you. Along the trip to Geraldton
there are many ruins, partial and restored buildings
along the way. The highway is dotted with old homesteads and buildings of the past.

I always have a good look at this one, I would
love to know some of its history.

This is one half of the house, and unfortunately the
vandals have done some writing on the walls. Lovely big old stones with timber window frames. Typical that the chimney is still standing.
There seems to be lots of small rooms and doors to the outside...perhaps a row of living quarters?

I have a friend who lives in Geraldton and everytime we visit, the boys go to race gokarts and I catch up with Dianne for some pleasant chit chat....gossip! We have been friends for a squillion years and never seem to run out of things to talk about.

On the Sunday Dianne, her boys and I went for a stroll to the markets in Geraldton. When we parked I noticed a stunning building right in front of me. The old building used to be the hospital. You won't believe what it is now.....
It is a back packers stop. I'm a bit cross that my camera played up as I took more photo's of this building and they didn't turn out. To the left of the photo, the building continues for a good stretch. To the right, a visitors centre.

I really enjoyed my visit catching up with Di and the boys, they are so funny. Brandon woke early this morning as he was very happy to be going home. Needless to say we left at around 6.30 am.

One of the great things about being back home is....our bed wasn't short sheeted while we were gone! A bit of a joke between my darling sister-in-law and us. Her bed was short sheeted a little while ago, so revenge is inevitable.

Have a great week and happy sewing. Kind regards, Anita.


Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

Geraldton has some stunning buildings. I bet there are some stories maybe ghost stories regarding the old hospital. Stay warm.

Vickie said...

oh thank you for sharing the trip to Geraldton, glad to read you had a lovely time.cheers Vickie


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