Travelogue: August 2010 Archives

Friday night, somewhat later than usual (7pm), we headed down to the coast.  Stopped in at the Scottish Restaurant for dessert (maltesers sundaes - yummm).  The place was bogan central though ..

Maltesers Sundae
Arrived at the house probably a bit before 10pm.  I was almost asleep at this point, have spent the better half of the afternoon drinking at a work party.  But Dave arrived we decided to heat up the spa, so had a couple of beers while playing Flight Control HD!! I really need a lot more practise at that game!  And no, I'm not going to spend ~$700 on one! Spa'ed til quite late.

Saturday morning I had a long sleepin (til 10:30!!) and had a leftover slice of pizza for breakfast.  Started one of the house's 750-piece jigsaws while enjoying the view.  (and Dave put on Queen at Wembley so was singing along to that :):) )

View from the house
Went for a walk down to the shops to get a paper.

Malua Bay
In the afternoon we experimented putting up a couple of Dave's tents to see which one he thought would be better to take away on his next bike trip.  He decided this one (even though it's bigger and a bit better) is too much of a pain for one person to put up and take down.

Tent
Later on, Stu and I went for a walk by ourselves along the cliffs and back along the rocks.

Stu taking a video
Coastline
Rocks
Waves splashing
Fisherman
The sweetie
Clouds
Mother of Pearl shell
Came back and we opened the Stone's Green Ginger Wine (which Dave had decided he should get me to try on a previous trip), and I finished off the jigsaw.  Also had a go at hooking up the camera to the Eee PC, but was quite frustrated that the computer wouldn't see it :(

Stone's Green Ginger Wine
Jigsaw
Then we headed into Batemans Bay to find some dinner.  We liked the look of Barkala Tapas bar, so went in there.  We got the $35 banquet which was five courses, as well as some champagne (as you do).  There was some foccacia style bread and a dip, then a tartare (salmon) dish, then a duck salad (which was pretty awesome), then beef cheek (sooo tender!) and a mushroom dish (probably my favourite - soo tasty!).  Yum yum yum :)  Enjoyed it :)

Barkala Kitchen and Bar
Then stayed in the spa the latest I've ever stayed in.. oops.. :)  Love that spa :)  Even though I was well and truly a prune at the end of it heh.

This morning had another long sleep in.  Had a toasted cheese sandwich for breakfast and sat with binoculars looking out at the ocean.  

Had a go at connecting the camera to Stu's laptop and that worked, and then suddenly realised that the Eee PC has an SD card reader! Win!!

Spent quite a bit of time on the crosswords, then tidied up and came home..

Rain and clouds
All in all, apart from probably a little too much alcohol last night, had a very relaxing weekend away :)
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