Friday, January 06, 2012

Roadtrip...Part Two

...and then we found paradise! At a beautiful national park called Jervis Bay, we encountered one of the most beautiful beaches I'd ever seen. There were wallabies and kangaroos along the rainforest path to the beach, which opened up onto this amazing view...I could have stayed here for days. The water was crystal clear, and the sandy, squeaky white. The perfect place to take a dip and just 'be'...I will definitely be visiting here again one day - sigh.

This gorgeous little village nestled into the countryside is called Tilba Tilba. It is filled with quaint little shops surrounded by cottage gardens. We stopped for a hot chocolate and to do a bit of Christmas shopping.

I couldn't resist snapping a pic of puss relaxing on the porch...even though I don't own a cat, I have always had a soft spot for ginger pusses...

There were lovely little antique shops...we fell in love with the little Noddy car at this one, but resisted the urge to buy...

Our last day was spent in a little fishing hamlet called pretty...
We enjoyed a lunch of the freshest seafood, which was delicious. I had the scallops, which were amazing, and Ian had to try the mussels.
I have definitely caught the travel bug, and totally recommend these amazing homes on wheels - in my opinion, the best way to explore the countryside. It literally took 5 minutes to pack up and keep moving if we didn't like somewhere, or wanted to chase the sunshine. We just pulled over when we got hungry and made something to eat, or popped the kettle on for a cuppa.

Ten days really wasn't long enough for such a journey...there were places where I could have stayed much longer, but we only had a small window of time to travel. Next time, we will definitely take more time...oh yes, you can bet there will be a next time!

So well done for hanging in there, if you got to the end of this post! I am looking forward to popping in to see what everyone else has been up to. Happy 2012 my friends...I feel it is going to be an incredible year, and I look forward to sharing with you here...


  1. What a beautiful place to visit. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos.

  2. That was some trip. I so enjoyed my little taster of all the places you went and those beaches.... wow.....

    I was surprised to see some grey cloud. I thought that us Brits had laid claim to grey cloud!

    Seeing all those pics and reading your stories so made me want to jump on a plane...

  3. Happy New Year to you and yours!!!! Thank you for sharing your trip. Looks so beautiful. I love fresh seafood - your meal looked quite tasty. :)

  4. Welcome back my friend! I've missed you! Your trip looks like it was perfect! I loved seeing the pictures of all the towns and beaches. Especially as I am not sure I will ever be able to see your lovely country in person. You could have posted even more for my tastes. I am also taken aback by how much Georgia looks like you! You are all such beautiful ladies!
    I wish you and your family the absolute best in this new year!
    Lots of furry (ginger ones) blessings,

  5. I just looked at all your pictures, beautiful! You are a great photographer. I would love to visit Australia someday. Love your travel trailer too, we had one when I was a little girl.

  6. These are beautiful pictures.....what a wonderful way to spend your birthday. I would love to have a camper to roam the world in.....fantastic!

  7. so glad u r back ...your roadtrip looks amazing - i so want to live in one of those cottages on the hill...(we took a roadtrip to coffs harbour at christmas time & were lucky enough to stop at Dorrigo & Bellingen on the way...2 more beautiful places that i just want to take in & stay for a while...) xxx

  8. Awesome road trip! I grew up going to these towns every summer - different ones each time. Tilba Tilba is so quaint love it! And I actually just went to Eden for the first time (Previously only went as far as merimbula) and loved it also!

    FOr NEXT TIME (you said there wil be!!) if you go to Ulladulla you have to check out the Treehouse Connection Cafe - incredible! I have a post over at my blog about it so do check it out!



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