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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dad's visit (2)

We went away for the week end of my birthday and it was lovely to share the day and time with some of the most special people in my life. We left earlish on Friday morning. We slept at a quint little village called Burrawang. I would like to know the meaning of the word because Susan Duncan says in her book 'The House at Pittwater', they are having or doing a burrawang. If any Aussie knows, please help!

We stopped in Robertson, went to the cheese shop and tried to spot the hill where Babe's Maa sheep was attacked by a dog. The movie Babe was shot in that area. Beautiful pastures as you can remember for those who watched it. It still is one of my favourite movies and I never knew it was shot here in Ozland until I started looking for accommodation in the area and that bit of info came up in one of ads.

We also went to Moss Vale and Bowral. Bowral is a gorgeous town and again lots of quaint little shops and one could easily spend too much money there.
It took us much longer to travel from place to place than what is the norm because of all the stops we made to take pictures of the picturesque surrounds. I was breathing country again!!

We had supper at the pub of Burrawang Village Hotel. Most of us had roast lamb and veggies. Good value for money and the atmosphere was a typical country Friday night at the pub with friends and family. Lots of laughter and loud talking. Loved it!
We traveled through my favourite Kangaroo Valley, went to the Fitzroy Falls and even saw a Lyre bird, unfortunately without his tail feathers on display.
 The next two nights we slept at Cudmirrah, just south of Jervis Bay and there my dad and Annelleen saw kangaroos for the first time. Moving around and grazing amongst the houses.

Monday we drove back via Berry, Gerringong and Kiama, where lots of photos were taken at the Blow Hole. It was glorious and our visitors were VERY impressed with the beautiful country side.

1 comment:

Ingrid De Villiers said...

Carina...what a beautiful country Australia is! I am surprised by all the beautiful places...thanks for sharing!