Monday, October 1, 2007

1st October

Well today is a public holiday here in NSW. It is for Labour Day so we all have a day off work - go figure LOL
It is unseasonably warm so Craig and I & hopped in the trusty Xtrail
and headed off with our picnic lunch to Thirroul beach, near Wollongong, about 45 minutes from home.

Had our healthy lunch and this was the viewWe then walked around to the beach

Across the road from the carpark there was this gorgeous old home, the pic does not do it justice. We then drove further up the coast road to a headland that had a hotel on it and these were the veiws, unfortunately I can't remember the name!

From here we headed north up Lawrence Hargreaves Drive to the Sea Cliff Drive which is a bridge that is built out over the water. The original road used to hug the cliffs and wind and wind but there was a lot of trouble with rockfalls and land slides so the road was closed for a couple of years and they built this road out over the rock platforms and the water. Quite an engineering feat!

On the way home we saw a broken down car and the man was in a wheelchair so we turned around to see if he needed any help. He had already called for help and it was on its way. When we were turning around we saw a sign to a Conservation Area so being the intrepid explorers that we are we turned in to have a look. There was a couple of short walks from the car park and one said Kellys Falls so we couldn' resist that one!

Was a short walk down to the rock platform of the waterfall, small but had water flowing, and a track that meandered along the gorge to get more views and to another flowing stream.

Hmm not a very good pic but these were all taken on my phone camera. If you can see the top of the waterfall, we walked across the top of it to get to this point.

Friendly lizard -

Sorry, this last pic is blurry but you get the idea, a lovely flowing stream that eventually goes over rock edge LOL Was lovely and cool fresh water.

Well that was our adventure for today, back to reality tomorrow!!


Tommelot said...

Oh I love that type of old houses. Those places are packed with history. Thanks for the beautiful pics.


Karen Mallory said...

Wow Anita, You sure have some beautiful places in Australia! Those pictures are breathtaking!hugs Karen

Juwles said...

Thanx for the beautiful pics of your area, lovely to see more of Oz..thanx for sharing anita. love reading about your trips.

Chookyblue said...

great pics you have been to some great places lately..........

Marian said...

Beautiful pics. The weather looks great. Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Terrific to see what you have been up to Anita. Love the pics. Hugs,

Anita said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!
As you can see craig & I love getting out and about exploring!!