Saturday, November 16, 2013

a trip to the coast

hello, sorry it's been awhile. I'm finally spending a weekend at home, after making mini trips to canberra, sydney and the coast for the last 5 weeks. it's lovely to be home, and to have tony back as well. he ended up drawing 194 portraits during his drawing stint at the national portrait gallery, and got some nice media coverage too, if you're interested this interview is especially good.

this weekend, we've watched movies, eaten chocolate cake at dinner time, had breakfast at our favourite cafe and gone walking around town.

and today, my main mission is to recreate this super yummy tofu burger I had at a vegetarian cafe in bega last week. it was my first ever tofu burger and I've been obsessed with it ever since.

I spent the last weekend in bega, and I was so excited to see the sea. I had never been to the south coast before, and I had the best time. it was a trip that had been a few months in the making, and I carpooled with a work friend after getting the bus to canberra.

here are a few highlights, starting with the view from the greyhound. the driver was actually really reckless, which made for an interesting trip. at my pick up point in wagga wagga, he hopped out of the bus and forgot to put the handbrake on. still, I managed to fall asleep on the way to canberra (listening to a podcast which was a slightly freaky experience), and I made it to canberra in one piece.

in bega I was the very first person to stay in my friend's guest room - an amazing vintage caravan that's parked out the front of her place. she'd only just finished restoring it.

I fell asleep to the sound of frogs (I was actually really scared that a frog would find its way into the caravan, spiders too) and woke up to the sound of birds and a beautiful bush view. I read comic books and peeked out my window to see when my friends in the main house were up. it was so relaxing.

the caravan had these cute battery powered paper lanterns, and I also had a candle and a headlamp for light.

here are a couple of shots from inside the main house. there was no shortage of food, and we had lots of local treats, from special jersey cow milk and yoghurt, to lamb and breads. I brought some homemade banana granola and sean brought a giant pear tart which we snacked on after dinner each night.

we spent the weekend going for drives and walks. I saw dolphins, a seal, a goanna, an echidna, a massive stingray and a (dead) snake during my stay. we picnicked by lakes had the yummiest gelato in bermagui and on sunday, went for a long walk to the coast where we sat on rocks and snacked on chocolate coated licorice and apples. 

that's it for me for now, I'm off to buy tony's birthday present and veggies for the week. this afternoon, I'm meeting up with my work friends to plant seedlings in our office veggie patch.

have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. That caravan is so cute! We stay at Bermagui every January and the sugar eaters in my family love that gelato. I like the pizza from next door.....