Every year now the hubs and I take a weekend trip for our anniversary. Last year we headed north of Sydney near Newcastle and had a great weekend where we descended 106 steps down to our rented cottage and climbed 106 steps back up to the car to go see Leo Sayer. I kid you not. 106 steps. I COUNTED. Now imagine that trek with luggage. Yeah. Cute place, but never again.
This year we are headed south down near Batemans Bay. Located at the mouth of the Clyde River, it is one of many beautiful coastal towns along the South Coast of New South Wales. In my three years here I have not had a chance to go down there yet, but everyone I know here says its quite lovely.
Personally, I haven’t been to a bad beach here. They have all been spectacular. I grew up on the Southern California coast and the beaches back home can’t hold a candle to the beaches here. Although the beaches in Alabama and Florida sure are nice. In any case, Australia’s beaches boast the the clearest water, clean, white sands, gorgeous sheltered coves, and no oil and tar to stick to your feet!
Since we are taking our little dog Bug, we found a pet-friendly place on the river called Carrie’s Cottage that sits on 40 acres in Nelligen with cows and chooks(that’s chickens to the Americans), donkeys, and birds. This year we have opted not to do much of anything, sorry Leo Sayer, and just relax and enjoy our surroundings. Besides a foray into town for food we will have the luxury of not having a schedule which I find absolutely exciting!
The view from our weekend cottage! How can you NOT relax?
I said I didn’t have anything scheduled, but I fibbed. I have already told the Hubs I am planning on making friends with the cows. Oh yes. I will.