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Simple crochet scarf

There was plenty of down-time at Three Hummock Island in the evenings.  While the family chilled out in front of the fire my fingers were busy making this.

Crochet scarf

It's a very simple pattern, inspired by this image.  The pattern for which can be found in this book.

I didn't have the pattern so just winged it.  Three chain, one double crochet/treble crochet, three chain, etc.

Crochet scarf 1

I found some cute little badges for Adelaide at the Red Hill Market on Easter Saturday.  It helps make the scarf a little more interesting.

The yarn was a Rowan Amy Butler wool cotton blend.  I think it would be more cuddly in a pure wool or cashmere. But this was all I had on hand when we quickly packed to go away.  Perhaps another one is in my future.


The most beautiful beaches in the world

We've just returned from 5 blissful days at Three Hummock Island.

Boating

The calm conditions enabled us to take the boat out and explore some of the beaches on the far side of the island.  We chose Friday 13th as the day to visit Dead Man's Cove.  This deep, sheltered cove got it's name from a nasty incident involving a scientist and some torpedoes.  He was left there to test his weapons and when his colleagues returned they found he'd blown himself up.  Just one of the colourful stories that make part of the history of this fascinating place.

Rockpool1

After lunch at Dead Man's Cove we headed for home, and found this unamed beach to pull into.  It had a perfect rockpool for Adelaide to frolic in.

Fishing Max

Meanwhile the boys threw their lines into the crystal clear water.

Fishing

Will was needed to help Henri cast out his line.  Henri was very excited when he caught his first fish of the holiday.  I was happy to see it get put back into the ocean.

For the half hour trip home in the boat Adelaide fell asleep in my arms while we bobbed along.  After the girls were dropped ashore, Will and boys headed out into Home Bay and caught flathead for dinner.  We declared it a memorable and near-perfect day.