Breakfast with a view is always a good idea. It sets you up for the day.
We picked up a car and headed off – south past the airport.
Down towards Cronulla , an area referred to as ‘The Shire’. It’s a beach area with comfortable bungalow style houses and access to the beach via a long Boulevard.
Onto the road through the National Park and then we wound down towards the Sea Bridge Cliff drive. This road is an engineering feat. It’s about 700mt long and goes out over the water. It’s not attached at the bottom of the steep rock cliffs as there are the dangerous boulders will break loose and roll onto the road.
It’s a cameramans delight! The clouds in the sky made it more dramatic.
We had to stop at the Scarborough Hotel for a reviving coffee and were tempted to share the gorgeous home baked carrot cake. Definitely no lunch needed.
Then the trip took us past little seaside places of our childhood. My parents had their honeymoon at Kiama and our family had holidays at Gerringong, Steve’s family at Austinmer, Erowal Bay and Huskinson. So we had a little trip down memory lane.
We continued south past Berry, Molleymook, Batemans Bay. Then into Moruya, took a left turn and onto Bingi. There’s no town there. It’s a National Park with some acreage land with home. Built in secluded spots. Jan & Stuart live there in a house designed by Stuart.
The floor of the outdoor terrace is actually the top of an enormous water tank. The mosaic floor has been designed as a map of the area with their house shown as the white pebble circle in the photo above. Quite stunning.
There are big kangaroos grazing just outside and if you ignore them they’ll ignore you. You don’t want them coming over and boxing you!
We walked through the trees to the beach. It’s secluded and very special.
Home to many birds, you have to respect their habitat. We climbed up the hill to the side and spotted The Pinnacles sitting in isolation on a small beach.
Dinner was prepared by Stuart a man of many talents. He’s an architect but paints wonderful scenes of the area and designed built and ran The Rivers at Moruya, a great restaurant- the first to get one hat on the South Coast.
The night was dark, the frogs croaked the kangaroos stood on hind legs boxing and we slept in peace.
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What a lovely day. That area, south of Sydney is a favourite of mine. Moruya is near Congo Beach where, in 2016, we camped beachside in the national park… we loved it there. Bx🤩
Hi Lindy. We were thinking of you both ( & Geoff’s Park) when we were there. Lovely area. Jan was married to Steve’s cousin Neil who died 5 years ago. Stuart has been friends with them both for years. Now they are together. It’s so lovely for them both.
I have never been to that part of the world – it looks gorgeous and peaceful!