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Easter Boating ♥

Yet another lengthy gap in between blog posts for the poor Poppy Files!  I am finding it more and more of a challenge to devote the time needed to blog as often as I would like, which invariably requires me to import my photos, painstakingly pick and edit the best shots and then feel inspired to write in a captivating way.  It doesn’t help that I am a ‘Type-A perfectionist’ and sometimes it is just easier not to do it!!

However, I have finally collated the photos from our recent Easter break.  I’m only a month late, but we had the most divine boating trip to the East Coast of Tasmania this year.  It certainly helped that the weather was absolutely superb for the eleven days we were away – enabling us to really enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

We left Hobart in calm waters and enjoyed smooth cruising through the Denison Canal and Marion Bay before reaching Orford on dusk.  On Good Friday we hung out at East Shelley Beach, drenched in that feeling of knowing you have ten more days of boating bliss … to really feel the sand between your toes, to fish, to laugh, to play and to go to bed early to watch Netflix as you gently bob under a sky full of stars.

On Easter Saturday we ventured further North to the Freycinet Peninsula, where the stars are even brighter and the water is bluer!

We met up with our friends, Richard and Anna and their boys, where we enjoyed a couple of days together before they returned to Hobart.  Easter Bunny even found us at Bryans Corner and James literally ate his weight in Easter Eggs.

For the rest of the week, we synced into the beauty of this place through long walks on desolate beaches, kayaking on crystal blue water, fishing, beachcombing and spending quality family time together.  We ventured around to the other side of the Freycinet Peninsula to Wineglass Bay for three nights where Poppy celebrated her 6th Birthday.

Her celebrations included presents, a morning tea with new boating friends, jumping off the boat, frolicking dolphins and fish and chips for dinner!  What a perfect place to celebrate a birthday?

On Friday we returned back to our familiar Southern waters for one more night, after what was, a truly unforgettable time together.  Xx

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Escape on Tagus

Tagus at Little Fancy BayWe have spent the weekend away on the boat, trying to find some respite from the heat and coming to terms with the devastating fires that have gripped South-Eastern Tasmania.

Friday was an incredibly eerie day, with temperatures soaring to 41.3 c with a howling wind.  Even though we had planned to head down the Channel on the boat, all I really wanted to do was to stay at home with the blinds closed.

We did leave and found a beautiful place to have a swim and cool down. Poppy loved swimming with her Dad, but man-oh-man it was HOT.  I am not very good in the heat!

We stayed in The Gentleman’s – Bruny Island that night and thankfully the weather did cool down in the evening.  Poppy slept all night too which was a relief, as she hasn’t been away on the boat since Easter last year.

The next day we went for a beautiful swim at Conningham and then met up with Nick’s parents.  In the afternoon we caught up with James, Leesa, Meg and Emily and stayed at Missionary Bay.

Yesterday we had a lovely day at our favourite spot – Little Fancy Bay. Sublime!

The Gentlemen's

Dad, wait for us!

First Mate Little Captain Maisy at Conningham IMG_9728

Nude Audience Poppy, Meg & Emily Fire Smoke Sunset Pancakes Little Fancy Bay Tagus at Little Fancy Bay

Little Fancy Bay Stingray Shallow Waters Tagus & Iverus

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Sneaky Peak : On The Water

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I know I have posted photos of our boating trips before, but I was scratching my head on what to focus my ‘Sneaky Peek’ on today, and came across these series of photos which I love.

The photos were taken on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the summer of 2011 when I was expecting Poppy.  Nick and I had travelled in our little boat over from the Tasman Peninsula that day and met up with his folks for a spot of fishing, a G&T and dinner.  Bliss xx

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Slipyard Baby

Nick has just launched into a big project on the boat – it is time for the ‘ol boy to have a ‘make over’.  Most boats are referred to as ‘she‘ but for some reason, Tagus has always been ‘he‘.

The make over includes scraping back all the old paint and stickers, and removing the gunnel rails before it can be sanded, and finally painted.  It is going to look very schmick once completed.

Poppy was right at home in the slip yards this morning and enjoyed the ride in the wheelbarrow with Dad.  Bless. x