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Pheasant Point

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  • Day47

    Kiama - Grand Pacific Drive

    March 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Der Grand Pacific Drive ist eine aussichtsreiche Route von Sydney bis Nowra. Auf dieser Strecke fuhren wir heute in Richtung Süden - ohne festes Ziel, einfach nur die Reise geniessend! ☺️

    Erster Stop: Der Leuchtturm in Wollongong. Ansonsten hat der Ort vor allem viel Industrie zu bieten. Für uns ging die Fahrt schnell weiter...

    In Kiama sahen wir ein Blowhole. Ein Loch in einer Felsspalte, durch welches das Meerwasser bis 60 Meter in die Höhe schiesst. Der Leuchtturm gleich daneben machte das Ambiente perfekt. Wir beschlossen spontan beim Spielplatz die Mittagspause einzulegen.

    In Huskisson machten wir uns ein erstes Bild der wunderschönen Strände an der Jervis Bay. Und noch etwas weiter südlich begann der Booderee Nationalpark, wo wir einen tollen Schlafplatz mitten im Wald neben der Hyams Beach fanden. Kaum zugefahren begrüssten uns Kängurus, Pfaue und noch nie gesehene wunderschöne Vögel. Ein Traum! 😍
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  • Day106

    On the road again. Kiama

    January 25 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Not wishing to outstay our welcome we set off to go south. The only problem we came across was that this is the start of the Australia Day weekend and Monday is a bank holiday so all of the campsites are full. We almost thought of turning back to stay the weekend with Dom and Christine.

    Eventually we found a site in Berry, on their show ground.. Nothing special but safe but a bit further south than we’d planned.

    The show ground is next to the rail station, but the trains go through very quietly, we hardly hear them, apart from their quick “toot”.

    The next day we decided to backtrack and visit Kiama where there is a Saturday market and a blow hole we want to visit. The parking was near the station and we were surprised to see the sign for picking people up!

    The market was nothing special, the blowhole ... not quite the spectacle we had hoped for. The beach was almost black sand, yet the beaches either side were the usual yellow sand and I can’t find out why.

    On the way back to the campsite we decided to go to 7 mile beach for a quick swim. Australia was imperial measurements before it joined the EU and was then forced to go metric,any newly discovered places will have to be named in kilometres, kilos and grams 😊

    The beach is a long sandy beach that is used for surf schools due to the gentle surf conditions. Today it was windy, reminding me of Whitby with the sand blowing across the beach. The sea was not warm, the breeze was cool, we did not stay in for very long.

    We decided to take the scenic route home and missed a sign that said there was a low bridge ahead; we are 3.5m high, the bridge was 3.2m. There was no disaster but we had to go back several miles to get another route. On the way to the bridge we had to stop because a tree had partly fallen and branches were blocking the road. The police helped us to get past, 5 minutes later we retuned to be helped past again.
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  • Day241

    Day 4 - Kev's House

    November 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Today Kev took us to the small town of Kiama which is around a 45 minute drive from Kev's house. On the way we stopped off at a coffee house in North Wollongong for a brew. They roast all of the beans themselves which is pretty cool.

    Kiama is a really cute town with lots of cute little homeware shops to look around. After having a mooch around some of the shops, we walked along the harbour to Kiama Lighthouse and Blow Hole Point. The Blow Hole wasn't particularly impressive as the sea was pretty calm however it was a nice walk. On the way back to the car we stopped off in a cool little cafe for some lunch. We all opted for burgers with a side of scrummy sweet potato fries.

    On the way back from Kiama, we stopped off at the Five Barrell Brewing Company in Wollongong to pick up a growler of beer. Kev's housemate Chris, is back this evening from work (they both work away) so the four of us went to Ziggy's House of Nomms for some dumplings. They didn't have a table right away so we popped round the corner to a really cool rooftop bar and had a quick beer in the sunshine. Ziggy's is also a tea emporium and there are hundreds of different types of tea to choose from. We opted for a green tea and a black tea, both of which were really nice and a selection of dumplings. The dumplings were delicious however I really struggled to eat the slippery little beggars with my chopsticks and ended up flicking soy sauce all over myself and the lady sat on the table behind us - someone get this girl a fork!
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