During the recent school holidays we went away for a week to Nelson Bay. We rented a little cottage near the beach (a short walk either way down the street we were on took you to a beach) that was perfect for our family of 4 and our dog Maddie. Despite less than ideal weather (torrential rain and gale force winds!), a sick 2 year old and my pregnant self falling over and hurting my ankle, it was nice to get away and spend time together as a family.
We made the most of the short-lived sunny weather and went out whale watching where we saw a few different whales in the distance. More excitingly, we had multiple dolphin sightings just from the shore of Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay. One day I even said "so who's on dolphin watch today", and as soon as I said that I spotted one in the bay!
We took Maddie (our Jack Russell) to the nearby Bagnalls beach (the local dog beach) which she absolutely loved! I spent the week getting back into my photography- the gorgeous location provided the perfect backdrop to photograph our family. Here are some of the photos I took