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
We arrive at the house, open the door and can see the blue horizon peeking thru the end of the hallway. A few steps down to the living room and just then thru the window, I spot a big splash a mere 50 meters away in the ocean. Forget unpacking the car, inspecting the rest of the house or turning the heater on. There is a whale and her calf playing… Read More
On our second day in Mudgee we wake up to rain and thunderstorm! I mean, serious downpour that lasts for hours and has us mesmerised, watching the surrounding vineyards being drenched and very glad the plane is under shelter. We ditch the original plan to have breakfast in town, preferring a lazy morning in bed, munching on leftover bread and cheese and sipping copious cups of tea. We have been provided… Read More