Easter weekend 2016


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We actually went away for the Easter weekend, up to Port Stephens. I think this is the 3rd post I've written about that area, but at the moment for our family, it's our favourite holiday destination. It's so easy as we can drive there, so can take all our comforts from home, and we rent a house so the kids have lots of space to run around and play. It's close enough that the car trip isn't too painful, but far enough away that we feel like we're on holidays.

We went a couple of days before the Easter weekend and came back on the Tuesday so had some extra time away and avoided the chaos of the holiday traffic (best decision!). My sister came up for a few days too which was so nice for the kids and also gave hubby and I a bit of a break too! 

We were so lucky with the weather and had beautiful sunshine and warm days. We spent every day at the beach, had a go at stand up paddle boarding and kayaking and the kids also body boarded and tried out their new skim boards (bought for a bargain at Kmart just before we left).  

I shared a lot of images taken on my iPhone on Instagram and Facebook while we were away so I'll just put some of the ones I took with my DSLR here.

Little Beach, the day before Good Friday so the beach was nice and quiet

Little Beach, the day before Good Friday so the beach was nice and quiet

Sunset at Shoal Bay

Sunset at Shoal Bay

Nelson Bay marina where we stopped and looked at the big fish swimming around

Nelson Bay marina where we stopped and looked at the big fish swimming around

Eeeeek....hold on tight Daddy!!  

Eeeeek....hold on tight Daddy!!  

Golden light at the beach

Golden light at the beach

Daddy's boy  

Daddy's boy  

Afternoons at the beach

Afternoons at the beach

Tiny toes in the sand

Tiny toes in the sand

Looking out over Nelson Bay

Looking out over Nelson Bay

Beach days

Beach days