Results tagged “Lighthouses” from Kazza the Blank One
Another quiet morning.
Packed a picnic lunch and headed out to Smoky Cape.
Walked up to the lighthouse and arrived just before 1pm, and noticed there was a tour at 1pm. $10 each though, which we thought was a little pricey. But decided we'd do it. Except noone turned up. Waited and waited and in the end gave up and headed back down. Only to find the tour was down at the bottom of the hill. Yay for telling us that on the sign, buttheads! Were a bit over it, so didn't bother joining the tour late.
This lizard was on the path up the hill
Next up was a walk down to that middle beach down there
Have I mentioned the humidity? It was horrible.
This was the beach
And the view back up to the lighthouse
We went for a dip, even though the surf was the most dangerous surf I've ever been in. Waves and rips going in all sorts of directions, holes in the beach etc. In the end we only went in a few metres from shore, as the water depth changed too dramatically to go out any further - we'd have been swept out to sea for sure.
Had our lunch, and another dip, then headed back up the hill.
Saw these lovely glossy black cockatoos on the walk back up the hill
Cooled off in the car ride back to the house, then headed out again for a little swim in the tidal creek.
Dinner was some amazing jewfish
Not much else for the rest of the night.
Yeah so didn't get too much sleep. Too humid!!! Even with the fan on we were pretty uncomfortable.
The sweetie and Sally. Animals like Stu because he's so soft and squishy :)
Breakfast on the deck. Quite civilised really!
They wanted me to kill this march fly, but it was so cute!
So yeah a fairly slow morning. Debated going for a swim but I was a bit stressed about getting myself all messed up (we were going out to meet people later that day). So in the end we just did a big drive around South West Rocks.
We drove through the town and up to Trial Bay Goal and out to the Smoky Cape lighthouse.
Then back into town for lunch.
After lunch, we got ready, then headed out for a slow drive down the coast.
They have police radar traps even on the quiet back roads (not that they're that quiet - there's an awful lot of people camped up and down the coast).
The GPS originally said it would take four hours, but it kept revising it down. Here's where we hit some dirt road.
Nice view of the beach near Point Plomer
South of Point Plomer was where we were most concerned about the road. Then we saw this sign
.. and this mud ..
.. and decided we wouldn't tempt fate. So turned around and headed back to Crescent Head, then back to the Pacific Highway.
South of Kempsey, where they're building the bypass, they have this sign telling people to ignore their GPSes..
In Port Macquarie we went to Big W to pick up some stuff for Stu, then we headed out to visit Stu's mum's grave
Then went for a drive round Port Macquarie
Then to our destination for the evening - Finnian's Irish Tavern for a school reunion of sorts for Stu. He actually only really knew two of the guys there, and they were pretty cool. Had some squid and some wedges and a couple of beers. I also might have stolen some of Tom's steak after he declared himself done with only half the steak eaten.. it was nice steak, this would never do! ;)
We migrated outside when the band started up, as they made talking over the noise a bit difficult.
And then we headed back to South West Rocks for the night.