Saturday, 15th July.
We've not been able to shake off the awful coughs which have dogged us for the past couple of weeks and Mike, in particular, has been hit very hard by the dreaded lurgy.
However, after 4 days in Shellharbour it was time to move on and we left shortly after 10a.m. yesterday to travel south along Princes Highway, enjoying the new section of the Berry/Nowra bypass, which I believe has not yet been officially opened. We exited the highway at Berry to top up with fuel and would have stopped for a wander around this lovely little town had we found somewhere to park car and caravan. As always, it was busy and the fact that we have visited on a few previous occasions lessened the disappointment somewhat.
After rejoining the highway, we continued on until about 40kms north of Ulladulla, stopping in a rest area for a sandwich lunch, then again about 30kms on for coffee in the Heritage Bakery in Milton. F.A. cream cakes have lost just a little of their appeal recently (a temporary condition I'm sure) and we managed to resist temptation without too much difficulty, though I did admire the selection on display.
So we're now in Batemans Bay, having arrived early yesterday afternoon and booking in to the holiday park for two nights, with the option of a free third night.
We drove along the coast this morning to Moruya, about 30kms south of here and strolled through the Saturday markets, enjoying the music of the "Thugs", a group of ukulele playing ladies of a 'certain age' plus one guitar playing gentleman, then up and down the main street...we've been through the town before but not stopped so it was an interesting little trip. Our return was along the Princes Highway, stopping briefly in the little town of Mogo before returning to the 'Castle' (our caravan is a Windsor, hence the nickname) for lunch and a nap.
The sun has disappeared from view, replaced by threatening grey clouds so we're in for some inclement weather.