Monday, March 09, 2009

Our trip to Hawks Nest, NSW

We spent a week out of town in January. Hawk's Nest is about a three hour drive north of Sydney. A small seaside town whose population triples during the summer. It is right on the beach - two beaches, actually. One an ocean beach with big waves and sand dunes and the other backing onto Port Stephen with no waves, shallower and great for kids.

We had a wonderful time. The kids loved it. Dan and I loved it. So relaxing. No internet. No phone. Just reading and knitting to be done.

On Jimmy's Beach, the gentler one. Part of every day was spent at the beach.

Elora loved her bucket and spade. Although sometimes she had trouble.
"Can you help me?"

My parents came up for one day. We went for a walk to the ocean beach, Bennett's Beach. We didn't have time to go swimming.

Dan found a tiny, tiny crab.

Proud builders, father and son. A wave came and knocked the top of this sand castle seconds before the photo was taken.

Dante and his unusual building style. I'm not sure what he was doing but he sure did like digging deep holes! I guess that's seven year old boys for you.

On the ferry ride across the bay to Nelson Bay. Just a morning trip to see some dolphins. We saw some, but didn't really get a good picture.

More photos in my Flickr set.


Jo said...

Your kids are pretty!

Asianmommy said...

What a fun day!