Postcard of St Kilda Skies

June 16, 2011 in Australia,Places,Postcards,Victoria

With my birthday trip to Cairns quashed as a result of a Tiger Airways flight cancellation, I was forced to spend the long weekend ruminating the value of travel insurance at home in St Kilda. Despite the cold, the sun came out and gorgeous cloud cover dotted the brilliant blue sky: perfect for a bundled-up wander on the beach outside my apartment.

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful blue sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

 

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

 

Beautiful cloudy sky over St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia

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  • It is simply ridiculous how beautiful your photographs are! I can’t believe you could make a cloudy day look so good. :) 

  • Wow, great photos! The sky is beautiful.

  • Gorgeous!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  • I think cloudy days always make up for much better pictures… and you’ve proved this – they’re gorgeous! I hope you had a great birthday despite flight cancellations…

  • Lovely skies! Hope you enjoyed your birthday despite being grounded. I agree with Katherina – cloudy days often make for more interesting, if not unexpectedly beautiful places and pictures. On the trip I’m recently back from (Genoa, Italy) one of my favorite photo days came as a complete surprise – rain at sunset far, far off the coast of Camogli. As the sun set behind the clouds and rain, it made for the most impossibly delightful schemes of lavender and pink. I’ll never forget it. Even if I didn’t have the photos to remind me.

    P.S. Thank you again for my copy of Paris, Paris. I love it! I’m reading a little before bed each night. Makes for the best rêves, I’m finding :)

  • Wow, Christine these photos are amazing! My favorite is the third one, with the sailboats. Beautiful!

    Sorry that your birthday plans were ruined. I hope you still had a good day anyway!

  • Okay no…These are actually too gorgeous!! Australia has been moved up from “it sure would be nice to go” to “there’s no way I’m missing out on seeing this!”

  • such pretty skies – the light is wonderful! makes me want to go to st. kilda now :)
    happy monday!!

  • Anonymous

    Aww thank you lady! Swear it’s Mother Nature much more than me :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! The best part is gorgeous cloudy days like that aren’t even rare :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you lady! Glad you like them!

  • Anonymous

    Cheers! Definitely think clouds add a bit more to the composition of a photo–a bit more texture :)

  • Anonymous

    Definitely agree on all parts about the cloudy days–can make for beautiful sunsets! Glad you’re enjoying the book–we’ll have to confer on favorite chapters when you’re finished :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! I loved those sailboats as well–it’s too bad the kitesurfers weren’t out on that day!

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed them! Australia is certainly an amazing place–highly recommend :)

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed! Certainly makes me feel very grateful for the chance to live here :)

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  • These really are beautiful. 

    My last trip to St Kilda was a picture perfect beautiful day and no one seemed to be on the beach or in the water but just sipping coffee in the cafes and admiring the view. So I jumped into the surf and although the water was freezing at first, it was fine after a while. 

    When I got out, I had a strange feeling those staring at me were thinking .. “Sydneysider”.

  • Anonymous

    Haha I bet they were! In Melbourne, we just like to drink our coffee and enjoy the view :)

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