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What do places like Uepi in the Solomons, Hirifa in the Tuamotus, Nanuya in Fiji, and Marathi in Greece have in common? They are all small island resorts we discovered during our cruising days, anchored off with the idea to stop for a look and a drink, only to end up staying for a while. In every case, we would settle at the bar, meet the owners who would welcome you as… Read More

Rise and shine at The Anchorage in Port Stephens! Our package includes breakfast and the Anchorage’s is famous for its bottomless sparkling wine breakfast. Pre-COVID19 it would be served buffet style, with an offering of continental breakfast and a few hot options. These days, while all options are available it is table service only. Mr T is encouraging me to start the day with a wine, but I am not in the… Read More

Needing an escape from Covid19-induced cabin fever? Take a 3h drive to Port Stephens. This is not our first trip to the area, but this time, it is just Mr T and I. With a couple of free nights and an urge to go the road less travelled, we set off north and decide to drive a new route, Putty Road.  Well known by motorbike riders for its windy sections, bends and… Read More

Come along for a short visit to Coffs Harbour. We were visiting family and the weather was pretty miserable. But that didn’t stop us from exploring the beautiful hinterland and eat delicious food.
This happened pre Covid-19, so while some of the places we visited have managed to stay opened within the health restrictions guidelines, sadly, others are (hopefully )temporarily closed for now.
Until we can travel again, stay safe and stay home.

What to do in 36 hours in Port Macquarie? Earlier this month, we were meant to fly our friends, Dave and Denise, down to Merimbula for an overnight stay. However the NSW South Coast bushfire crisis forced us to change plans and head north instead. Ironically, the North Coast had been battling its own bushfires a couple of months prior and was only just recovering from massive destruction around the Coffs Harbour… Read More