Weekending: By the Beach

We always have plenty of visitors come and stay with us here at home but it’s pretty rare that we ever actually get invited anywhere ourselves. So when Mrs Woog invited us to Mackeral beach in Pittwater with them it took me approximately 3.4 seconds before saying “um, WHAT DO YOU RECKON? COURSE!”. ย And so Saturday morning we rugged up and dealt with some seriously buffeting winds to trek from Palm Beach over on the ferry. My girls were beside themselves on the boat – don’t get out much on the water do we?

The house was literally a stone’s throw from the water and as the afternoon went on the wind died down and we were left with the most perfect Autumn afternoon I’d seen in a while. A change of scene is good for the soul isn’t it?

We headed down to the wharf in the late afternoon for a spot of fishing. Jack Woog being the show pony that he is caught two fish in quick succession and then went off to find something a bit more interesting to do while Harry and Daise stuck it out, desperate for a piece of the action. Alas it never came.

Plenty of wine was rolled, good food eaten and later on marshmallows and Eurovision by the fire. Did someone say PERFECTION? Oh yes, that would be me.

The next day I was up early with my friend Harper. There were ducks to feed you see. What’s it matter we did it in our jammies?

Colouring in, walks along the beach otherwise known as “Family Time” that Mrs Woog refused to partake in. She was interested in “alone time with the Sunday papers and tea in the sunshine time”. I took one for the team.

Daisy took that picture of me above and I love it. Says it all – relaxed time in the sunshine. Good times! Thanks for taking us along Woog clan x


  1. Your photos are beautiful, you look like you are having such a lovely time. Weekends spent with family and friends are what memories are made of. Perfect.
    PS: What did you think of Russia’s entry in Eurovision? Priceless xT

  2. What a great people and great place is this. Really I love all them and I want to go there for enjoying a different afternoon. Thanks for this allocation. ๐Ÿ˜›
    beach home

  3. Fantastic photos!!! Rudey nudey on beach – just beautiful.

  4. Weekend perfection sure is right!
    On another note – your photos are BEAUTIFUL!! I’ve noticed since you did Tim’s workshop that they’ve taken on a whole new level of awesome. Can’t wait for his Nursery to come to Melbourne!
    Enjoy your week lady xx

  5. Looks like to perfection to me xx

  6. Yeah I’m with surfbreakrentals001 .. thanks for this allocation.

    Awesome shots, spunky xxx

  7. is that mr woog in a puffer vest??

    how is this allowed in the woog household???

  8. Bloody gorgeous. All of you.

  9. Ha ha Deb, was going to say “I spy a puffer vest”, lol. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a lovely place. Minus two here in the ACT last night, slightly envious of the warmer temps ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Beautiful! So glad you had a bit of a recharge. xx

  11. The photos are just brilliant Beth. I’m thinking you were shooting on manual… x C

  12. A change of scene is good for the soul…… says it all.

  13. I too was thinking that your photos are getting rather brilliant Mrs Mac!

  14. Pony factor on the photos!! That Harper – in her jimjams – she literally makes my ovaries ache!

  15. Awww so lovely both of you xxxx

  16. look at your photography skillz beth. Tell me everything about your camera- i need it (can i be you?!)

    xo em

    • DUDE! It’s just a Canon 500D – pretty stock standard thing but with my new lens that Roberto gave me for mothers day. 1.8ml…LOVING it. I LOVE the fact that I’m on manual now x

  17. Looks like a beautiful day and these photos are awesome x

  18. In my next life can I please come back as you? Or one of your daughters? Looks like such a gorgeous weekend!

  19. Cute nudie! G.x

  20. What a weekend! looks simply beautiful! Sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell, take care of yourself lady. x

  21. Wow, what beautiful photos! Hope you feel better soon, too.

  22. Wish I had known you were going there – my brother-in-law was there for the weekend and he is a professional photographer, and he also took some amazing shots this weekend! Yours are stunning though, make me desperate to get myself some time at Mackeral soon. Such a special place.

  23. There is NOTHING as exhilarating as a nudie run along the beach!

  24. Just beautiful.
    Sorry to hear about the post-weekend sickness though ๐Ÿ™ Damn reflux!!!

  25. Absolutely delightful. And damn Beth….your photos. So, so good – especially the nudie run x

  26. Lurrrrve your photos.
    Looks like a perfect weekend. x

  27. What glorious photos Beth! You DO look so relaxed. Glad you had an awesome time (and took one for the team)! xx

  28. I was checking out the pics…especially Beth, as I knew you’d come over the the manual side! Me too. Isn’t it awesome. Such wonderful shots. Beaut to get a chance to laze & walk around such great places with good friends. Just lovely. Denyse xx

  29. To borrow the cliche… They say a picture says a 1000 words. These ones certainly do. It’s look sublime and that both families had a gorgeous time together. Nothing like a change of location to reboot.

  30. Awesome shots Beth and it’s clear that laughter and relaxation were in abundance. x

  31. Loving the photos, you pro you!

    That weekend looked amazing. I’m just gonna live vicariously through you ok? Thanks.

    Rach x

  32. Fantastic photos. Looks like a great weekend. Love Daisy’s photography. Is she like her mumma and all clever on the manual setting? Perhaps she could give me some tips!

  33. Daisy Mac styling!

  34. You=talented, seriously talented with the pictures & the words…..

  35. stunning photos beth, just stunning x


  37. What a lovely coastal escape lady. Absolutely gorgeous photos, you’re really nailing that camera of yours.
    Love that shot of Harper in her fairy (?) outfit over the top of her warm clothes, too adorable!

  38. The rudey nudey shot – soooo Edanlandish with the running and the shadow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. BEAUTIFUL photos. You’ve made me miss Pittwater so much, I’m a bit teary..

  40. On sleeping on this I now vaguely recall Woogsie blogging about the arrival of the puffer vest into the marital home. Can’t believe she didn’t take to it with the scissors.

  41. Your photos captured the best part of living near the beach. Relaxation, family time, lots of fun…..next time you might want to venture around to Patonga. The pub there does a great lunch.

  42. Your photos are great Beth, lovely to see what a great time you had together.

  43. Did you two gang up on Mr Woog and make him have his pic taken?

  44. I love your photos. They are beautiful along with the company you had. x

  45. Those pictures kind of make me hate Melbourne’s weather but they are still beautiful. And I love that Mr Woog and I both have a puffy vest (don’t hate me).

  46. fabulous all of it…your images made me feel like i was there taking a sip out of a champagne glass with you!

  47. Looks like you had a brilliant time. LOVE the rudey nudey shot on the beach!

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