Weekend away

Ahh, long weekend. On Friday we drove to an area called The Hawkesbury. It’s the inland bits of the large river just to the north of Sydney, and is an area of hills and waterways that’s very rural. We stayed at a great retreat for a couple of days, did some bush hiking and not much else. We saw some local fauna, including our first wild wombat (though he was across a field, the pics are fuzzy). It was a great spot to unwind, very remote and removed and peaceful.

After a couple of days there we drove through the Hunter Valley to stop at a vineyard, and then east to The Entrance, a seaside resort area. That was a bit more touristy than we liked, but on the drive back towards Sydney the next day we did better: hiking in Bouddi National Park, for instance.

We were both surprised and impressed with how faraway we felt, even though we weren’t long out of Sydney. It was a good break.

There are some pics here.


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