I’m probably being a bit self-indulgent with this post, but my wife and I decided to take some time away from home and have a week’s vacation.
So on Wednesday 5th (dear wife’s 59th birthday) found us in the twin township of Forster-Tuncurry. This wonderful seaside town is found on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. The smaller township of Tuncurry is found on the north side of the Wallis Lake channel, and the larger town of Forster is found on the south.
The towns are joined by a rather long road/foot bridge which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its construction this year.
Unfortunately, the local parish priest, fellow blogger and aficionado of good coffee, had also chosen this time to take his vacation, and thus was not available for the Ritual of Good Coffee. But don’t despair Andrew, I went ahead and enjoyed the coffee anyway! The coffee shop (Sotos) is situated on the banks of the channel you see below, and this is more or less the view from the coffee shop window. This is the south channel with Godwin Island in the background.
Thursday saw us leave this rather ideallic spot for another of the Mid-North Coast’s pleasant little seaside towns, this time Tea Gardens-Hawk’s Nest. We had taken a short rental of an apartment overlooking Hawk’s Nest’s main beach. The two following photos are the view from our patio or deck.
and this one
Again twin coastal towns separted by a bridge. This bridge which spans the Myall River, is referred to as the “Singing Bridge” apparently from the whistling created by the wind passing around it.
. The town Hawks Nest has frontage onto the Pacific Ocean and to Port Stephens, which is arguably the best unspoilt natural harbourin Australia.
Oh! Apologies for poor standard of photos! An Apple iPhone is not a Nikon D5000. Seem to have left home without the latter.