Monday, 26 January 2009

Australia Day Weekend at Kiama

We had a great weekend away. We travelled to Kiama on Friday evening via Wombeyan Caves. We knew this had some narrow, twisty, dirt road, but didn't expect it to last for 40kms!! Therefore, we didn't get to Kiama until nearly 10 o'clock! The bonus was encountering this tunnel on the way.
On Saturday morning we visited the monthly produce markets which had some lovely stuff.


We then went for a stroll along the sea front.



We had a look at the rockpool on our way to the famous blow hole, which wasn't blowing all that much.



We had a scrummy morning tea and then went for a swim in the surf beach. We worked out that it is 7 years since we swam at the beach. It was lovely. The water was so clear...........I got sunburnt.............oops!!


In the afternoon we visited the local show. It was terrific. There was such a big craft section. It put our local show to shame.


There was also a big spinning, weaving and felting section. There are some very creative people down the south coast. Don't you just love this hat with frogs.


And of course, there is the colour and excitement of side show alley.



It had been a stinking hot day, but in the afternoon a strong southerly blew up, so we went back up to the blow hole and it was blowing a bit more.


The lighthouse looked stunning with the clouds behind it.


Yesterday we started out by having a delicious breakfast of bircher muslei (me) and eggs benedict with smoked salmon (Mick). I wanted to take a photo, but thought I'd better not.
We then went for a drive into the hinterland visiting the Jambaroo Markets and the the new Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk. There is 500m of tree top walkways. The weather was a bit hazy, but it was still a great experience.


I'm not the greatest on heights, but I actually climbed to the top of the tower. The views were fantastic.

We had a "famous Robertson Pie" for lunch (all the pie shops we saw down that way seemed to be "famous") before visiting a mate with a sidecar on a bike like ours.
Then it was back to Kiama visiting a couple of more beaches along the way.


We treated ourselves to a "cold seafood platter for two" at the local seafood restaurant last night to cap off a great couple of days.
Today we came home through Berry, Goulburn and Taralga (where we visited a beaut little Old Wares Shop).
We didn't get to participate in any Australia Day events but were amazed at how many cars, businesses and houses were decorated with the Aussie flag. It was great to see.

We did make a couple of interesting purchases while away. I'll show them later.











3 comments:

loulee1 said...

Sounds like a very busy trip.

Maree said...

Thanks for sharing all your Lovely pics...Especially Kiama where I was Born..it's been ages since we were down that way...one Day!! sounds like you had a Great Couple of Days...
cheers

Sandi said...

Looks like you had a great weekend away and visited lots of interesting places. (the food sounds nice too). Kiama looks lovely. Great felt hat - I quite like frogs. (flies would be afraid to buzz around your head with that hat on! ^^) The treetop walk looks like fun.