It was a cold start, but when the sun arrived, it didn’t disappoint the north coast market community this weekend.
On Sunday I packed the family (and the new pup) into the wagon and drove through Bundjalung National Park to visit Iluka markets, held on the sports fields in town.
We arrived around 11am and the markets were in full swing. The rest of the family was interested in finding a source of food, but I was keen to see if remembered any of the tips I was given at a photography workshop yesterday.
Markets always have a great mix of characters and colours, and are a great opportunity for amateur photographers like me (isn’t everyone?) to practice capturing the moment and experiment with the buttons and knobs on the camera.
Afterwards we went to the beach and felt very lucky to have it almost to ourselves. Later we had lunch at the Sedger’s Reef Hotel, one of my favourite hotels on the north coast. Iluka really has got a lot going for it, and so much more.
Here’s some of my favourite images from Iluka Markets on Sunday August 5, 2012 – through my eyes.
And here’s Banjo enjoying his first visit to the beach. We’re not sure what breed he is, but that doesn’t matter. He has found his forever home with our family after we rescued him from the pound a couple of weeks ago. He’s just adorable and we all love him to bits.
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