Everyone that knows the Budgies, knows that we spend each summer holiday down at Augusta, in the South West of W.A.
Like many families, you have those places which evoke good vibes and feelings. The place doesn’t have to be the prettiest, or the most exciting, but it needs something to bring you back every year. And, Augusta is that place for us.
Each year our family and many of our friends migrate the 300kms south from Perth to pitch tents, or increasingly manoeuvre caravans at the Flinders Bay Caravan Park. This year Augusta turned the weather on spectacularly!
For my recent half-century birthday present, I treated myself to a new camera and 100-400mm telephoto lens, so there’s plenty of pics here where I’m playing with new camera features and/or the new lens.
If you’ve been a long-term reader of our blog then you’ll have read about what we do on our Augusta pilgrimage so rather than writing lots of words, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Harriet relaxing at camp
I tried heaps of shots of the Splendid Blue Wrens that inhabit the campgroundusing my new telephoto lens.
Mads and George at camp
General shots from the holiday
Pics from Firetail winery
Handheld pics using the in-camera ND filter!
Lunch at Mr Barval winery
Our annual degustation lunch with paired wines at Hayshed Hill winery
Pics from Mad’s whilst they waited to pick us up from our boozy lunch
Pics from our day trip out to Windy Harbour and through the tall timber behind Northcliffe