Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rain, rain everywhere

Sadly, the rain has set in and it is relentless. We are fortunate in having some people up along the coast to visit because sitting in a camper with the rain falling outside, dark, damp and cool is not very nice.

Bridge too has been a good fallback. We played two sessions at Forster and were also royally entertained by an old friend Don Scown whose wife Judy is visiting the US at present. He made us very welcome and if I could, I would nominate him as the SMH Home Cook hero. I learned a great new recipe from him which Canberra friends will taste in a year's time.

We had a lovely time in the Myall Lakes National Park. One particular campsite at Neranie stands out. The lake has a lovely sandy beach there and there are almost no mosquitoes which were a nusiance at other points along our trip. The National Park campsites have toilets and barbecues provided but no power. Our camera just happend to run out of battery just then and we could not recharge it due to the lack of 240v. But just prior to that we stopped at the Sugarloaf Lighthouse at Seal Rocks and took a photo of the lighthouse keepers cottage which has been refurbished and rented out as high quality holiday accommodation. The views are lovely with a nearby beach - accommodation is for 6 or 8 people, depending on which cottage - there are 2.

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