bleached and tangled

Bundled up; an old woollen jumper and beanie. Barefoot.

Just a few tiny souls, bobbing out beyond the white, in full dark skins. A lonely liner on the charcoal horizon and one sailing eagle.

Wind snaking ghostly tracts of sand across the flat as the cliffs of the green headland loom.

Bleached edges emerging from the sand; grey rounded driftwood, luminous fragments of glass, shells, tiny bones. Into the bag.

Retreating inward for steaming comfort and to tumble the flotsam out on the timber. Categorise the new collection.

After lunch, settle in for an afternoon of creating by the fire.


If this sounds lovely to you, bring your found treasures and spend the day with me on 16th June at a mid-winter workshop, learning to weave your finds into a beach-inspired basket  at luxury contemporary beach-house “Fishcakes” at Seal Rocks, on the NSW mid-north coast.


“Fishcakes” draws its name from creation of a master chef along with designers and artists, sports people, all who have stayed. The Seal Rocks Village is where the road meets the Pacific Ocean, it is secluded and private, ecological and wild . This scarcely inhabited corner where an old world fishing cove and National Park beach merge on the front door of this home. Two surf beaches, two bay beaches and the SugarLoaf Point 1875 heritage lighthouse.

Download a booking form on my workshops page.  As always, numbers are limited.

P.S. If I were you, I’d go for a couple of days and stay at the Sugarloaf Point lighthouse cottages. A lighthouse. What could be more evocative of winter at the beach? And it’s whale season.