Results tagged “Batemans Bay” from Kazza the Blank One
Saturday morning we packed up and joined the rest of Canberra in heading down the coast for the long weekend.
I started a jigsaw and other people just chilled and read and programmed etc.
For dinner we went to the Little Restaurant and Bar again for more delicious food. We couldn't get a seat inside because they were all booked out, but were able to book the outside bench. But that's cool, cause you know we're Canberrans and all and we're used to the cold.
Then spa til about 1am.
Sunday we'd been intending to go to the beach, but the sun never came out, so we didn't bother. Went for two separate walks to the shops (one to hack portals and another get some stuff to make pikelets (C had a craving)). In between I did jigsaw.
Dinner was pizza's from Stevo's (the Sandy Foot cafe had run out of dough! *gasp*). Oh my, Stevo's pizzas were insane! Huge, and *heaps* of cheese. Completely decadent and we mostly all stuffed ourselves silly. I had one and a half pieces and that was *plenty*! We ordered three large pizzas, but only ate two of them. Had a full pizza's worth leftover.
Then spa til after midnight.
This morning was just eating and packing up and cleaning, then came home.
Battled Sunday night depression, and then lost it when I dropped one of my corningware dishes onto the kitchen floor and it *smashed* :(:( But then watched a very moving docudrama on Hiroshima on Netflix. Did my washing, now time for bed.
Thursday night: after Wednesday night's insomnia I got to sleep quite quickly. But then I woke up at around 3am on Friday morning and never got back to sleep. Actually I lie. I got up at 6:15 and made up a potato bake, and went back to bed while it cooked, and got about half an hour more sleep.
Friday: got home, spent three quarters of an hour packing the car up, then headed down the coast. Arrived a bit after eight, fired up the spa, then realised the Sandy Foot pizza place closes at 8pm :( So had potato bake for dinner. Then went in the spa and stayed up entirely too late.
Saturday: had a very slow start. We might have all been a bit seedy. Well ok not all of us. D and F were suitably restrained and were only a bit tired heh. I cooked some bacon and eggs for brunch, then we headed up to Myrtle Beach for a swim. The water was nice and it was all very pleasant until we all got a bit out of our depth and then struggled to get back. I managed ok, but I could see how easy it would be to panic. Stu and C got a lot more stuck but were ok in the end. Had some bubbly and some fruit on the beach, then had another quick dip before heading back.
Went into Bateman's Bay for dinner - to the Little Restaurant and Bar. We'd been there before, and the food was just as good this time. I had a very nice wagyu steak. Went for a bit of a walk to walk off dinner, but ended up getting some ice cream for dessert. Went in the spa again, but didn't stay up as late.
Sunday: fairly early start. Headed out around 9:15 and headed down to Armand's Beach. But the weather closed in, so after a bit of a swim, we adjourned to shelter to have some bubbly and cheese (too cold for fruit). Headed back to the beach a bit later for another quick swim. Got some ice cream in Bermagui at the Gelati Clinic. Then headed back to the house. Chillaxed for a while, then ordered some pizzas for dinner. Then we danced for a while to C's music before getting in the spa. But after a long day we were pretty tired and were all in bed by 10pm. Silly really.
Monday: had a biggish breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and zucchini hash browns, then cleaned up the house then headed home. I got part way through unpacking and doing some washing, before heading up to Mount Rogers to kill a layered blue field (good for the step count though). Then a quiet evening just gathering ourselves.
Tuesday: back to reality. Downloaded all my photos, but haven't chosen any for the blog yet. This will probably get updated at some point in the future :)
Went to the coast on Friday night for the weekend.
Saturday was lovely. Walked (ran) the dog, did a jigsaw, went for a swim at Myrtle Beach (swimming in the ocean in late May - unheard of right??) and watched the moonrise.
As for the rest of the weekend, probably the less said about that the better.
Stu had a pork croquette dish off the specials board.
Have had a rainy but quite relaxing weekend at the coast. On our way home now.
Had a nice easy drive down to the coast, arriving just after 6pm. Whereupon it was decided it was beer o'clock. We cooked a store-bought quiche for dinner (I mustn't have been with real men ;) ). Eventually got in the spa and stayed there for the next five or so hours. Ooops. :) DC mostly kept up with me drinking-wise. Not quite, but I was still impressed :)
Sunday was a bit of a sleepin (as you do). Spent a good chunk of the day doing a jigsaw of Neil's. And later played some Super Mario Galaxy. It was ok, but was really only one player so not as much fun (oh, played a bit of Lego Star Wars too, but really don't *get* it).
Dinner was a lamb roast with lots of veggies, and our wedding cake for dessert. And a Mount Majura Pinot Gris, which was very fruity. Watched Mythbusters and Iron Chef and Rockwiz and then fell asleep when Dave put on Keating the Musical. So abanoned that and got in the spa. Where we turned off the lights and sat and just watched all the stars. Was extraordinarily pretty. Stu and Dave saw the same shooting star, but I missed out :( Was determined to stay there til I saw one, but in the end Dave wanted Ben to get some sleep, so I got booted :)
Today we played some Mario Kart, went for a walk then cleaned up, and left for home. Dumped our stuff then headed straight back out again, this time to Ding's for a very civilised dinner. He'd been cooking up a storm all afternoon - he did a pretty amazing paella with mussells and calamari and prawns and crab and chicken and saffron. Jo also did a highly nomorific salad. Definitely ate far too much :) And had some Mount Majura Pinot Noir. And then there was dessert. !! Definitely need to have more dinner parties. Need to get a dining table...
Anyways. So that was the weekend. Think I need a weekend to recover from my weekend...
The eastern side of the Great Dividing Range, especially closer to the coast, is remarkably green at the moment.
Arrived in Bateman's Bay around sunset.
Got back to the house and was bedazzled by all the stars! So much better than even Canberra.
Got settled in, then played some Mario Kart on the Wii with Dave. I did pretty craptaculour to begin with, but then got the hang of it and was mostly equalling Dave and even won a bunch of races!
We'd been waiting around for the spa to heat up, so when it finally did we hopped in. Except it was far *too* hot! Oops. The cold spa next to the main one offered some relief so was pouring water from that one all over myself heh. Stayed up til about 1:30 and chatted (well Dave did most of the talking heh).
Saturday morning at 6:30 it was raining, so that didn't bode well. But by mid morning it had cleared up beautifully so we went for a walk down to get the papers.
The weather started closing in, and saw this cool waterspout out in the ocean..
Stu cooked dinner and we all got stuck into some beer. I lost three games of pool to Dave before deciding I'd rather play him on the Wii where I had half a chance of beating him ;)
Much beer goodness and Stu's good cooking later.
The spa had cooled down significantly by later in the evening, making it just pleasant. So we all hopped in. And stayed there til 2:45 .. oops! The poor dog (who doesn't like to miss any action) was completely wasted from trying to stay awake with us!
Sunday was grey and miserable, so we just stayed in and did pretty much nothing. Did the big sudoku and some crosswords. Played Wii. Had leftovers for lunch.
Then cleaned up and came home.
So it was just a lovely relaxing weekend. A bit tiring on account of staying up half the night ;) But very peaceful. Definitely need to do it again some time!
So Friday afternoon, we all meandered down to the coast. (If you're reading this in Google feed reader you might want to jump to the page as the page goes a bit screwy with the way MT4 does things..)
We arrived with enough time to wander down to the beach to play in the sand.
When we got back to the flat there were kangaroos in the front yard
Kerry cooked a nice stir fry for dinner, and we drank beer.
Saturday morning saw Kerry up before dawn to get photos of the sunrise.
And this nice shot of a seagull.
The flat has a bird feeder and visitors are encouraged to feed the birds.
So we did.
There were lots of birds.
After breakfast we all drove up to Myrtle Beach. It's a nice walk to the beach..
And we saw this cool lizard looking at us and catching ants.
Myrtle Beach.. covered in seaweed.
Unfortunately it was very rough, so we couldn't really swim there. So we went back to Maloney's Beach. Had a nice swim there. Saw this nifty hexagon-shaped house on the way back..
This is the view from the flat.. nice huh? :)
After unhealthy lunch of fish and chips, we headed down to the beach again.
Saw this.. thought it was a spider pushing a bug, but it was a bug dragging a spider!
Found a sand worm in the sand (strangely enough!)
And dug a big hole for Jake to play in.
Kerry and I went for a walk up to the end of the beach.
There were more birds back at the flat.
Kerry cooked dinner again Saturday night, this time pasta. And we drank beer.
Sunday morning still more birds. The most so far.
After bacon and eggs for brekky, we went up to the end of Long Beach again to go snorkelling, but couldn't see a thing due to all the crap in the water from the onshore wind.
But Scotty caught a couple of fish, which he let go.
And we dug another hole for Jake.
And then we came home.
A very pleasant and relaxing weekend. And cheap too - the place was only $85/night which we split between two families. Definitely need to go more often wethinks.