Hang On to Your Hat

Hang on to your hat , boy was it windy as we attempted to explore The Low Head Pilot Station .

The Low Head Pilot Station is the oldest in Australia dating from 1806. It is situated at the mouth of the Tamar River. It consists of a delightful collection of cottages in a rather lovely setting.

The convict built cottages are all painted white and are gathered round a large green. You can imagine the children playing there and maybe a cricket game too.

This building, known as Pilots Row dates back to 1835 and is home to the Maritime Museum . It tells the stories of shipping on the Tamar River and houses an extensive collection of relics from the days of sail and steam.

Low Head is known locally as Blow Head and today was certainly one of those days, both cool and extremely windy. So much so that after taking our photos and having a quick look around we headed home . We plan to return on another hopefully calmer day to explore further and have lunch at the cafe.

Further on from the Pilot Station is the light station , the third oldest in Australia , and its grand lighthouse. Here is the only G-type foghorn in the Southern Hemisphere, it sounds at noon every Sunday.

I know nothing about the history of this rather cute stone house . It was and maybe still is owned by one of our wealthy business families.

Today’s outfit combines items collected over many years. The cream Covers jacket is now probably 10 years old and I still remember buying it in Sydney as it was a tad expensive . I paired my jacket with very wide leg black linen pants and a black camisole top. A straw boater , beads, thrift shop bangles, earrings and sling back Paco Hererro shoes , also many years old complete the outfit.

Even though I had the individual items for ages they hadn’t played together before and that is the fun of exploring what you have finding different combinations that work together.



Joining Patti for Visible Monday , Mica for Weekday Wear Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.







  1. December 3, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    What a wonderful setting the Low Head Pilot Station is for your beautiful outfit! That cute stone cottage is gorgeous and so is that heavenly blue sky.
    Like you I love playing around, combining wardrobe pieces I’ve had and loved for years, the joys of not being fettered by fashion! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      December 5, 2019 / 1:36 am

      Thanks Vix , I do so agree on how liberating it is to not following fashion and do your own thing. Low Head is an interesting and lovely spot, much more so on a less windy day.

  2. December 4, 2019 / 11:32 am

    Everything by the see is good for me! I wish we could skip winter over here and enjoy the warmth and being outside!

    • grownupglamour
      December 5, 2019 / 1:34 am

      I will admit to not really being a beach person. So far in my part of Australia our weather has been cool and very windy, not at all Summer. Th

  3. December 9, 2019 / 3:36 am

    You look stylish even if it was a little windy – I’m glad you didn’t lose your hat! That jacket is such a great piece with the statement buttons! 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 It was a hot one here, summer has definitely arrived! Thanks so much for joining the link up!

    • grownupglamour
      December 9, 2019 / 5:50 am

      Many thanks Mica, always my pleasure to join your link up. It certainly was windy that day , I really did have to hold my hat. The jacket is an old favourite of mine.

  4. December 10, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    Coming over from Jess’ Turning heads linkup. Your rino caught my eyes. What an interesting background for a fashion photo.

    • grownupglamour
      December 11, 2019 / 8:36 am

      Many thanks Nicole for coming over. The rhino is at the art school at UTAS. I thought he was interesting too.

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