We went to the Sussex Inlet for a family reunion. We have been there for short holiday stays many times over the years. The inlet is bordering a national park situated in the Capital Territory near Jervis Bay.
There we stay at a Railway Union Holiday camp. It is at the end of 13 km dirt track. The winding track is ideal for jogging and many a times, in previous years, we have been running out and back.
Soon after our arrival the sun set. Usually Kangaroos are awaiting us, but non was to be seen on the first evening. A single Brush Wallaby made a short appearance to the delight of our youngest member of the family.
Next morning we saw lots of birds. A Kookaburra came to visit and even tried to take a bite out my finger.
More interesting are the Crimson Rosella. They watch us and hope for a tasty snack.
After breakfast we all went for a long walk along the track and then back along Bherwerre Beach. We stopped at a little pick-nick spot on the shore of St Georges Basin.
The place is actually called “Lone Pine”. And here is why.
We took a group photo, or two, at the “Lone Pine” spot.
From there we set off for a stroll to the beach.
Soon we walked through the dunes.
And suddenly we could see what we came for. We all stumbled through the sand but were happy when we saw and heard the rolling surf. It is all part of the Booderee National Park .
We rested for a while before we set off for the 2 km beach walk.
At first we did not see any other people other than our little group. Much later two anglers were proud to show us their catch. We started off on our walk back.
We reached the inlet, tired but happy.
Our daughter Caroline prepared a beautiful lunch which we enjoyed very much.
After the lunch it was time to relax with the birds. At least this is what Matthew did.
In the evening we all came together in Martin’s cabin. The younger ones played a tournament of card games. Matthew and Caroline won.
Next morning it was misty and slow rain fell and only the Kangaroos and a ghost were out.
It is a last “Good bye” to the Kangaroos.
And we leave with good memories which will last longer then the tracks we left in the sand at the beach. We did not go for a swim but summer is not too far away and we can always go to the local beach or pool.