Hidden Gems- My Top Five Secret Beaches of Sydney

When I was a wee girl growing up in Bonnie Scotland, beaches were all about seaweed and stones.

There are sandy beaches in Scotland, but we spent most of our time at the more typically Scottish sort. And we four kids loved them!

We went to many, many beaches. Dad loved his boat and we spent our summer holidays sailing around the Hebridean islands. We scrambled over boulders, climbed cliffs, and loved to turn over rocks to chase the wee beasties that leapt about like fleas.

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Snowy Scotland – Nature’s Artwork

My mum and sisters are shivering in snowbound Scotland just now. ¬†What a contrast to Sydney where it’s steamy and number one on my gratitude list is having a pool. ¬†Splash!

My elder sister is called Mairi Stones, she is a felt artist, mum of twins… and photographer of Mother Nature.

Aren’t these photos Mairi took just gorgeous?

Scotland Snow on Hills

This is the shore near my sister's house - nice view! That isn't snow on the beach, it's frozen sea left when the tide went out.

Leaves frozen in ice

Mairi went to the pond near her house and saw lots of leaves on the ice, she peeled some off to reveal this beautiful image.

Leaves frozen in ice 2

Leaves frozen in ice 2

Leaves frozen in ice Scotland

Leaves frozen in ice 3

Gorgeous photos… and here’s it’s hot… weird, weird, weird.

Have you visited Scotland in the winter?