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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Warm Holidays

We have just had some wonderful days in Hervey Bay. Kerry and I went whale watching while the boys did some walking. If you ever have the chance to go whale watching in Hervey Bay do not hesitate. We went out with Tasman Ventures and I highly recommend them. 
It is an amazing experience when the boat turns off its motors and 6 whales come to have a look at you. 
They swim around and under the boat, they are very inquisitive.

Hump Back Whale

Hump Back Whale

Hump Back Whale

This photo gives you some idea how close the whale come to the boat.
One of the crew members spends his summers on the Sea Shepard fighting the Japanese Whale vessels in the Antarctic. If I was young and had no commitments it is something I would consider.

Whale watching

The whale have the most amazing barnacles growing on them, which then have some funny looking sea creature attached to them.
Hump Back Whale

A quick walk around Kerry's garden

Kerry's garden


Kerry's garden

Kerry's garden

In our spare time Kerry is doing a Mosaic for me. It is coming along nicely I might try my had at it when we get home.
 Tony doing some supervising.

2012 4:09 PM

2012 4:10 PM



14 comments:

Daisy Jayne said...

Wow what a experience, your photos had me thinking I was there with you... thank you for sharing

Lizzie said...

fabulous shots Leeane, how exciting to be able to get that close..
Lizzie
xxx

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what a fabulous time you have had Leanne, I love Kerry's Bird of Paradise, gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

I think you could work for National Geographic your photo's are that good. Fabulous shots. I am sure Tony had some valuable contribution to make in helping your mosaic be perfect!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Glorious photos, Leanne, which made me feel like I could reach out and touch those incredible creatures! Tony has a lot of experience making mosaics, hey! LOL!

Shontelle said...

Amazing photos Leeane! I can't believe the close ups of the creatures hanging off the whales!

Amanda said...

I've got one of those pink succulents growing in a pot at home, you can have a cutting if you want it is huge so it will grow in Adelaide (with absolutely no care whatsoever)

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing the whales with us, Leanne. The beauty of nature. So amazing. It silences me.

itsjustperi said...

I am in total awe of those whale photo's. Absolutely awesome... wow

Shay said...

Those whale pictures are simply amazing Leanne. How cool to be that close!

Lynda said...

OMG Leanne! Your photos are so wonderful. That's something you'll never forget. So looking forward to seeing the finished mosaic - it's looking beautiful.

Sue-Anne said...

What an absolutely amazing experience it must have been to see those beautiful creatures up close - fantastic photos Leanne!

Jenny said...

How amazing and the photos just capture all the action.That mosaic is coming along nicely-enjoy:)

Annie said...

Stunning photos! And I love the look of that mosaic.