Family Holiday in Margaret River
We recently took the opportunity to travel to Margaret River with some close family friends and spend a few days relaxing, shooting some family photos and generally enjoying the wonderful location and stunning weather at the tail end of summer. Margaret River is a world-renowned wine region in the south-west of Western Australia. It is roughly three and a half hours leisurely drive south of Perth and boasts many attractions such as surf beaches, artisan galleries and of course wineries. The area is surrounded by picturesque forest, rugged coastline and rolling plains covered in grazing cattle. Are you sold on a holiday to the region? You should be!
While we were there I took the opportunity to update our family albums with some images of our daughter and of course our good friends who shared the holiday with us.
The first afternoon was spent settling in to our wonderful accommodation at Cape Illawarra where Gerri and Greg made us feel right at home. The home, set on a bush property, is split into two large living areas joined by a decked and covered patio area for outdoor dining. After breakfast the next morning we headed into town to stock up on some supplies and to visit the famous Lloyds of Margaret River, an amazing gift-ware/home-ware store you could easily spend hours in. In the afternoon we visited The Margaret River Chocolate Company for some samples and hot chocolates. The weather was so nice under the eucalyptus trees surrounding that we took some time to get some photos with my wife Aimee and daughter Rahni. Despite being the daughter of a photographer, Rahni is all too happy to ignore the camera and is generally more interested in exploring and making her own adventure.
After the Chocolate Factory, we headed just down the road to its sister company, Providore. Providore specialise in making a vast range of preserves and food products, and offer samples of most products as well as access to wander through their large ‘kitchen garden’. Getting later in the afternoon, it was lovely to spend some time looking at all the interesting fruits, vegetables and herbs being grown there, while at the same time getting out of the sun and enjoying the cool of the shade.
We finished the afternoon off by visiting the nearby Hay Shed Hill winery where a local photographer had an exhibition of landscape and nature images from the region.
More images to come in part two in a few days, but here’s a start…