Time & Tide
by petal & pins
There was wild weather all around Tasmania last week and it was still pouring with rain as we headed off for a few days up the east coast on Friday for some time out and to celebrate Mr Petal & Pins birthday.
We arrived at Rocky Hills Retreat pleased to find the wood heater already lit and we could enjoy watching the brooding atmosphere outside while cosily tucked up on the couches with a glass of champagne.
The Retreat has an old weatherboard church relocated from Hobart which has been turned into a creative studio for guests so on Saturday morning we wandered up after breakfast to explore and play.
Mr Petal & Pins dusted off his musical skills and found a spot to sit where the sun was streaming in to strum a guitar while I chose to sketch him with charcoal.
Sunday we woke up to blue sky and sunshine, perfect for a drive further up the coast to Friendly Beaches in the Freycinet National Park.
I made this Garden Fairy’s dress in situ and then left it for the tide to take.
I went a little crazy taking photos on the beach and I thought I’d share a few since you might not be familiar with this part of the world.
It is a beautiful place, the colours magical on a sunny day…and as you can see we had the whole beach to ourselves!
all photos © Sandra Alcorn 2014
Beautiful location, beautiful photos! Perhaps the tide will take the garden Fairy’s dress to a mermaid!
That’s an enchanting thought!
Just beautiful! The husband and I are planning a trip there in October! So excited. Any tips? x
Are you traveling about the state? Definitely put Mona on your list! I’ll make you a Petal & Pins suggestions list if you like
Oh that would be lovely! We are doing 2.5 weeks and travelling all around. My father grew up there so have relatives who love just outside Launceston in the Tamar Valley. I have been but when I was 13, and my husband has never visited! We are very excited 😊
Wow that will be a great amount of time to explore. I too had a family link before we moved here and called it home – my maternal grandparents grew up here and we stayed with a fabulous great aunt when we first came down from Sydney.
I’ll get working on that list of must sees and fab eat+drink suggestions.