Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Let's go fishing or on a picnic

from P and W
We woke up this morning and it promised to be a very nice day, not too hot, not cool. At least we know now the situation in Fiji. The waiting was very difficult for everybody. We decided that surely we could spend the day having a picnic at Point Lonsdale and do some sketching. Get away from the telephone and the computer and the updates on Fiji.

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness,
O, Wilderness were Paradise now!

Hmm. Not quite the same - a thermos of coffee, two oranges and a sharp knife, two hot pies - a picnic amid the t-trees. We went to the lighthouse at Point Lonsdale and it was high tide, the waves really rolling in. This lighthouse has been there since 1902 and the one before that since 1838, and has been a warning light because of the dangers of the Rip, the narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay. It reminds us of the lighthouse at Udu Point but the continual bashing of the waves on the rocks.

We all need a reliable light don't we?


Pandabonium said...

We all do need a reliable light, and open eyes to see it.

I googled the light house and top of the list is the Port of Melbourne site with 4 webcams pointed in different directions from the Pt. Lonsdale lighthouse. Great spot to picnic and let nature sooth one's mind - like the water washes over the stones.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yesterday I was at a writers' gig at Deakin University and I showed my pics to an artist friend. She said, 'I've painted those rocks also, and just yesterday someone was talking to me about that lighthouse and those rocks at Point Lonsdale!' Serendipity I guess.