Australia
Jervis Bay Territory

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  • Day108

    Berry and Booderee

    January 27 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Before leaving Berry, we thought we should have a look around the town. It’s full of cafes, expensive home furnishings shops and rather hippy crystals and tie-dyed clothes. There are a number of heritage buildings. The museum was very interesting.with lots of items from the last 250 years.

    The “donut van” was doing a roaring trade even with a bank holiday surcharge added to the prices and a 15 minute wait to get the order filled. What idiots would pay inflated prices and wait 15 minutes for a food that will kill them? They were delicious 😋

    We left there and drove south intending to go to Jarvis Bay. At the north end is honeymoon bay, this was to be our first stop and then we planned to work our way around the west side of the bay and end up on the south side . Unfortunately, the closest campsite we could find was the south end end of Jarvis Bay 😩. Oh well “all part of the adventure”.

    Bordered is a National Park, so we have to be self contained for camping. In the rainforest/bush. The campsite is 100m from the beach which is a long sandy beach with a rocky point before the next sand beach.

    We spent a few hours swimming and walking up to the next rocky point and back again before deciding that a cold beer on the rocks watching the sun go down was a good thing to do. We showered, changed, grabbed the beers and started walking down to the beach when we came across a 4ft snake on the path. The snake was absolutely motionless, so much so that we thought it might be dead. We also thought that “looking dead” may be a way of catching its prey, so we walked past and onto the beach.

    There was no sunset as dark clouds had rolled in obscuring the sun. We went back into the bush, photographed some birds and returned to find that the dead snake had moved and was slithering off into a bush. Lucky we didn’t poke him to see if he was dead. Two people have said that he was a “harmless” carpet python.

    We returned to Bertha, pulled together our dinner and went to one of the communal double BBQs to cook it. The BBQs are totally enclosed with gas heating a stainless steel plate. Both were being used so we sat and chatted to the people there. Bun gave two young girls (in their twenties) a tour of Bertha leaving their male partners to wonder where they’d gone to.

    After dinner we found the site literally crawling with possums. We are quite pleased that we dont have any trees over us otherwise they’d be on the roof. They are very confident, one walked up to Bun and went to bite Bun’s knee!
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  • Day48

    Hyams Beach - Pebbly Beach

    March 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nachdem wir gestern von den Wildtieren im Booderee Nationalpark so herzlich empfangen wurden, beschlossen wir heute die nähere Umgebung zu erkunden und sie zu suchen.

    Es war nicht unsere Absicht baden zu gehen, wir haben aber dazugelernt: aus den Badesachen bringt man den Sand einfach besser raus 🤓 und davon hat es an der nahegelegenen Hyams Beach mit Sicherheit jede Menge 😅🏖️ Also gingen wir in den Badesachen los.

    Die Tiere hatten sich verkrochen, aber das war egal, denn die Beach haute uns um. Sooooo schön! 😍 Wir blieben etwas länger und nach dem Sandburg bauen war eine Abkühlung im klaren Meerwasser genau das Richtige... mit dem Nebeneffekt, dass der Sand auch gerade weg war 😄

    Später fuhren wir noch ein Stück weiter in den Süden. Wir mussten in Ulladulla bei einer RV-Garage wieder einmal die Batterie auswechseln lassen... 🤨 Nachdem wir dort ausgestiegen waren, sahen wir, dass Lian an den Armen und dem ganzen Oberkörper einen Ausschlag hat 😱 Vor der Weiterfahrt gab es ein paar Tröpfchen eines Antiallergikums, damit das Jucken aufhörte. Worauf hat er bloss reagiert?! 🤔

    Bei der Pebbly Beach machten wir die nächste Pause. Hier kommen die Kängurus bis an den Strand. Als wir da waren hatte es jede Menge davon und wir kamen ganz nah an sie ran. Die Kids flippten schier aus! 😄

    Unweit danach fanden wir in South Durras einen Camping mit Spielplatz. Nach einem Basketball-"Matchli" gab's Couscous mit Salat und einem feinen Gemüse-Dip 😋

    Lian's Ausschlag war übrigens (vorerst) wie weg gezaubert...
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  • Day219

    Jervis Bay

    April 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Oh gott, oh gott. Nachdem wir heute Morgen die Airbnb Wohnung in Sydney verlassen haben und alle ihre Camper bekommen haben, haben wir es doch noch bis zu unserem geplanten Campingplatz im Booderee Nationalpark geschafft. Das Camper besorgen hat viel mehr Zeit in Anspruch genommen als wir geplant hatten und Einkaufen für die ersten Tage stand ja auch noch auf dem Plan. Somit sind wir erst gegen 13.00 Uhr richtig los gekommen und sind dann auch nur mit zwei kurzen Stopps beim Mike Dweyer Reserve und dem Kingsford Smith Reserve mit Blick auf den Seven-Mile-Beach sind wir die Strecke durch gefahren. Jetzt kann das Abenteuer los gehen! 😊Read more

  • Day219

    Jervis Bay

    April 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nachdem wir heute Morgen das Airbnb verließen holten zuerst Birgit und Frank ihren Campervan ab (Toyota Hiace von Britz) und anschließend fuhren wir gemeinsam zu Apollo, wo Heike und Christoph ihren Mercedes Vito abholten.
    Da das Abholen der Campervans viel länger als erwartet dauerte, fuhren wir nach einem Einkauf in Sydney Sylvania die Strecke zur Jervis Bay ohne längere Pause. Wir hielten lediglich am Mike Dweyer Reserve Lookout und am Kingsford Smith Reserve, einem Lookout am Seven Mile Beach.
    Gegen Abend kamen wir schließlich am Green Patch Campground an der Jervis Bay an, wo wir Chilli Con Carne kochten, nachdem wir unser Camp aufgebaut hatten.
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  • Day242

    Day 5 - Kev's House

    November 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Today is my first ever birthday in the Southern Hemisphere which should mean only one thing, sunshine! Since I can remember, my birthday has always been a cold wet Autumn day however today boasted glorious blue skies and sunshine. The plan was to visit the little town of Berry and then hit up Jervis bay for some beach time.

    Berry is a small village very popular with tourists for its quirky shops, historical buildings and a rather yummy donut van. The donuts were freshly made, covered with cinnamon sugar and absolutely delicious! Suitably full we took a look around some shops whilst walking slowly back to the car. We carried on to Jervis bay where we parked up by the harbour and walked around to a quiet little beach. It was 29 degrees out so to cool off we got straight in the sea for a swim. The sea was turquoise, clear and the perfect temperature. After a little sunbathe to dry off it was then time for lunch at a chippy in town.

    This evening we planned to go to Eat Street which is a weekly food market in the centre of Wollongong. We all went our separate ways and ended up with paella, pizza, chicken burger and pulled pork burger which we ate whilst watching a chap singing with an acoustic guitar. Nice and full we then found a few bars to wet our whistles. Later on we headed back to Kevs to crack open some fizzy pink and have a little play on his decks.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Jervis Bay, Jervis Bay Territory, Territorio de Jervis Bay, Territoire de la baie de Jarvis, ジャービス湾, Jervis Bay Territorium, Terytorium Jervis Bay, Território da Baía Jervis, Teritórium Jervis Bay

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