Sunday, July 17, 2011

Road Trip North and Shadow Shot Sunday...

Last weekend we took a five hour road trip up North to spend some time with Steve, Alys , Sam and Roland,  and to get away from the foul weather we have been experiencing. We have had nothing but howling winds, up to 125km/per hour for 8 days, and combined with the daily thunder storms, lightning strikes and sleet and hail storms , enough was enough. Any weather that comes from the South is usually nasty as it blasts it's way up the country from the Antarctic.

We arrived late on Friday night, at Bland Bay,  and the first thing we noticed was how calm it was, no wind only the sound of the waves . BLISS!!

At 6.30am on Saturday morning I woke and went down to the beach to check out the scenery, it may be called Bland Bay, but bland it certainly is not. The dawn that greeted me was amazing, and the sunrise like something out of a travel catalogue. The whole weekend was magical, the weather gorgeous, with sunny blue skies. Perfect for capturing some shadows... I can't wait to go up there again.

Check out the other great shadows from around the world over at Hey Harriet, thanks Tracy for hosting.



Bland Bay seems quiet, seemingly uninhabited - and so still. To be able to get away from the rigors of sleet (I hate it), and relax in such natural beauty is really getting away from it all! And catching or not catching fish does not matter - just the quiet does!

Kay L. Davies

Oh my goodness, 125 km per hour winds must have been awful. We have huge trees close to our house and have just called a tree service because two huge branches came down five days apart, and our winds were nothing like that!
I'm so glad you were able to retreat to beautiful Bland Bay. What a lovely spot, and so peaceful.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Ashley Sisk

Love the first two shots - spectacular view!


That was a wonderful get-away for you! Nice shadow shots! Is July or August your coldest month? Very hot here. Have a great new week!

Sylvia K

How wonderful to be able to get away for a break from the weather! And what a gorgeous place! The first two shots are indeed awesome! What a glorious way to begin the day! Hope you've had a good weekend and have a great week ahead!!



Superior photos once again!!! A pink fishing rod...who would have guessed. But I want one.

My shadow this week is of a horn cleat [what you use to tie up a boat at the dock]


Hope your weekend has treated you well.


Hi Angela, I'm happy you were able to escape the fierce weather at home, if only briefly to such a beautiful place. Your photos are inspiring and beautiful.. they will be treasured moments you can return to whenever you need another getaway.

be well, be happy


This is my first visit to your blog. I came for Shadow Shot Sunday. I love your header photo! That would make a great shadow shot in and of itself. The photos youpostedcare fabulous. It is in the mniddleof a hot and humid Summer here in Wisconsin, USA. I wouldn't care for the relentless wind, but a cooler blast of air today, (and the next week), would be such a blessing.
Very nice photos. That is indeed a Winter sun rising. I love it.


Hey Harriet

Wonderful photos! They certainly don't give the impression of that bay looking the least bit bland! What an unfortunate name for a location!

Evette Mendisabal

*sigh* I wish I could have been there. Spectacular shots mum!!

Little Nan

They are gorgeous images! How peaceful....
Love Kelly xx

Tatjana Parkacheva

Very nice shots.



What a great time.
I think it's awesome you did this.


Beautiful shadowy photos! I would love to fish.

My shadows, hope you can visit and see. Have a great week ahead!

Jo Williams Photography

Great pics Angela, I wish I was there, looks so peaceful. Happy SSS.

Ms. Becky

Wow, those silhouette photos are spectacular. the serenity is most evident, yes. I rather like howling winds, but not for as many days as you've described. I too would need respite. your shadow shots are a pleasure to view too. thanks for sharing. I hope you have many more days of bliss!


It looks blissful.
This is my idea of a winter getaway and it sounds like you needed one.
I love your shadows. Your photography is stunning.


It looks beautiful there. Glad you got a bit of a break from the storms!

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