All in a Month (AiaM) - March 2017

MARCH!!! My Birth Month! ARIES Rule! :)

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So many tomatoes n strawberries!

So many tomatoes n strawberries!

March was a pretty busy month for me - a few photo shoots on my own, a few catch ups with my son Mitch, had a go at preserving my tomato's and lots of jobs on the farm ... oh, and created this new website! :)

Photography-wise, March started with a stormy sunrise shoot with my local camera club … with no pics.

Wind, rain and heavy cloud do not make for great Sunrise pics! :)       Since I was out and about already, I decided to do a road trip up to the Southern Highlands, to my ol' hometown of Robertson. There are quite a few nice waterfalls up that way and with all this rain … should be able to get a nice pic or two!

First stop was Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lookout, for a sweeping view of Seven Mile beach, then a quick coffee stop in Kiama, before heading up to Jamberoo Lookout for that awesome view down Jamberoo Valley.

Next I headed to Nellie’s Glen - a beautiful bushland swimming hole and waterfall in the Budderoo National Park. This was our families' main swimming hole growing up in the 60's/70's. Well worth checking out along with the equally impressive Carrington Falls.  No trip to Robertson is complete without stopping in at the Pie Shop, where I worked on w/e's as a teenager. The wages were low, but I got eat soooo many pies! 

In the second week of March, the sea swell was massive! My son Mitch and I headed to our favourite "big swell" headland near Kiama - the waves were thundering in, making for some very interesting formations!

Bombo! That's Mitch in the beanie! :)

Bombo! That's Mitch in the beanie! :)

That same week we also took a trip up to one of our all time favourite locations, the Old Bombo Quarry. The swell was still big, we headed out for a quiet, intimate sunrise   … us and about 30 other photographers! Word was out … "Bombo was pumpin'! " :)

Later in March I headed up to Sydney to catch up with Mitch and his girlfriend, meeting up at one of those "blink and you miss it Asian café/restaurants" on George St. Food was so delicious! Stayed the night in Sydney and then next morning Mitch I headed to Austinmer Beach, for what turned out to be a fiery sunrise! Awesome sky colour! Mitch caught the train back to Sydney, I headed home on the highway.

Mitch was back down at the end of March for a Birthday Brunch for me ( Happy Birthday to me!) - Saturday morning up early we headed to Kiama's Black Beach for sunrise. Again, some great colour in the sky, waves rolling in, lovely light!

Final outing for the month was with a couple of mates from camera club, Matt and Alan. It was an unusually hot Wednesday, not much breeze, and many folk were heading to the beach after work …. We did likewise!   Gerroa is my "go to" location for a beachy sunset - awesome views south along Seven Mile beach, a few rocks on the waters edge for some foreground interest. As I was setting up, two ladies has decided that this was also the best spot to watch the day end, have a glass of red and let the sun, waves and wine wash away their worries.



I think next time I'll take a glass and join them! :)