An hour and half took us to Currarong Beach (hard to say that name after being used to words like currawong which slide off the tongue in a much easier way). It is on the peninsular that makes up the northern side of Jervis Bay. It is a very small village with just this one caravan park and one general store. It is, ummm, I’m looking for another word, as I am sick of saying ‘gorgeous’ and ‘lovely,’ perhaps I’ll say picturesque as I haven’t overused that one yet.
Item number one this place has a water play area so the kids are happy. There’s mini golf and a basketball court but we haven’t got to them yet and leave for Narooma tomorrow, (3 hour drive), so the chances are looking slim.
We went for a swim at the local beach slash rockpools after we had parked (took about 6 attempts but I don’t mind the practice) and set up. Water is crystal clear and refreshing (Tim says freezing). We put the googles on and had a great time looking at the schools of fish and splashing about.
Next day we did a walk along the headland that the reception lady told us about. It starts from the carpark at Abrahams Bosom Creek (I kid you not). It has a picturesque (I’m sticking with that one for this post so be prepared) little cove and beach, a ship wreck, a scary inlet and an amazing tunnel you crabwalk along to get to an edgy cliff. We took bribes and instituted a system that minimised the whinging (big smiley face).
I spent the afternoon taking a peek at Jervis Bay proper and the beaches there. How picturesquey were they? -best was Hyams Beach, that is said to have the whitest sand in the universe. Look at the picture see what you think. By way you pro-nounce-iate it JAR_VIS bay not Jervis that rhymes with nervous. Like the QLD equivalent Hervey Bay which isn’t rhyming with nervy either or eye-the.
Big drive tomorrow so we may do some driver swapping and leg stretching on our way to Narooma.