Just north of the Entrance bridge

After Sydney we went back to the van at The Entrance North. This was good for me because it was easy to fish from there.  We were just down the road from the beach too. Children were very happy that Peta and Jesse had a spare room with a couple beds for them, so they could live in comfort.

There is a big bridge that goes over a huge expanse of beautiful, blue water. We spent an afternoon on the stand up paddle board at a peaceful little place called Toowoon Bay.

Big smiles the entrance to Lake Tuggerah is just behind them

There’s pelicans everywhere (see feeding below) and fish literally jumping out of the water. I actually caught a flathead and a tailor. What more could you ask?

Special pelican feeding at 3:30 every afternoon. Very crowed with both people and bird

We spent a day exploring the nearby town of Newcastle. It’s a great place that seems to have many positive attributes. We took the memorial walk along the water and watched as some hang gliders took off from the cliffs (or it could’ve been an escarpment). We spent the whole day there and did more walking than your average bushwalk with a minimum of complaining.

Newcastle’s Bar Beach north
Memorial walk with Newcastle in the background
Who’s saying don’t take my photo
Is it a plane is it a bird?
Art Gallery Newcastle
This is what it looks like when you take Coles to Newcastle

Thanks go to Peta and Jesse who were very tolerant of having such a disruption to their peaceful lives. Special thanks to J for setting up a tent in the backyard so that Lou could spend her first night in the great outdoors.

Lou’s home away from home
Building fences at Comfy PJ’s

We were hoping to go to Kiama, but couldn’t get a booking so we have stopped in the Gong for a couple of nights.

Thunderstorm building up outside the van at the Gong

Just as an aside I have been thinking about what locals call themselves in these different places. People from Newcastle call themselves Novacastrians. Would those from Wollongong call themselves Gongers?

they are loving the expensive van park/resort at the Gong

One comment

  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos and looks like some good times and making great memories . Keep the updates coming – it almost like being on holidays. Stay safe and much love xxxxoooo


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