Family gathering at Sussex Inlet – August 2014


The Inlet at low tide in the evening

The Inlet at low tide in the evening

 

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.

 

Kangaroo could break suddenly out of the bushes.

Kangaroos could break suddenly out of the bushes.

 

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.

 

Lucas is meeting the locals

Lucas is meeting the locals

 

Next morning we saw lots of birds. A Kookaburra came to visit and even tried to take a bite out my finger.

 

The Kookaburra - the laughing bird

The Kookaburra – the laughing bird

 

More interesting are the Crimson Rosella. They watch us and hope for a tasty snack.

 

Grandson Ryan is getting friendly with the birds

Grandson Ryan is getting friendly with the birds

Lucas and his mother Ebony

Lucas and his mother Ebony

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

St Georges Basin

St Georges Basin

 

The place is actually called “Lone Pine”. And here is why.

 

The "Lone Pine"

The “Lone Pine”

We took a group photo, or two, at the “Lone Pine” spot.

 

 

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Ryan and son Lucas

Ryan and son Lucas

Beautiful smelling blossoms

Beautiful smelling blossoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

From there we set off for a stroll to the beach.

 

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Soon we walked through the dunes.

 

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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 .

The Tasman Sea - next stop New Zealand

The Tasman Sea – next stop New Zealand

 

We  rested for a while before we set off for the 2 km beach walk.

 

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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.

 

The red shoes tried to do it alone.

The red shoes tried to do it alone.

 

A dead seal who did not make it.

A seal who did not make it.

 

The younger ones went ahead......

The younger ones went ahead……

 

...and we two oldies were a bit slower

…and we two oldies were a bit slower

 

The two angler....

The two anglers ….

...and their catch

…and their catch

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is me carrying the tired shoes

This is me carrying the tired shoes

 

At the end of our walk

At the end of our walk

We reached the inlet, tired but happy.

 

Our daughter Caroline prepared a beautiful lunch which we enjoyed very much.

 

....the cook

….the cook

The meal and...

The meal and…

 

 

 

 

After the lunch it was time to relax with the birds. At least this is what Matthew did.

 

Are you looking for answers, Matthew?

Are you looking for answers, Matthew?

 

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In the evening we all came together in Martin’s cabin. The younger ones played a tournament of card games. Matthew and Caroline won.

Martin, Ryan, Roxy, Mitch

Martin, Ryan, Roxy, Mitch

Monika, Troy, Natasha

Monika, Troy, Natasha

Ryan, Monika, Martin

Ryan, Monika, Martin

After the games some refreshments

After the games some refreshments

Next morning it was misty and slow rain fell and only the Kangaroos and a ghost were out.

Mr and Mrs Roo

Mr and Mrs Roo

The white ghost

The white ghost

It is a last “Good bye” to the Kangaroos.

 

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A last chat.

A last chat.

 

One more snap

One more snap

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.

 

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3 thoughts on “Family gathering at Sussex Inlet – August 2014

  1. Reblogged this on auntyuta and commented:
    Two weeks ago I already published several posts about our beautiful reunion at Sussex Inlet. I want to reblog this post of Berlioz just to reflect a bit more on this weekend that our family had two weeks ago.

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