Even after living here for 4 years, Australia's vast emptiness still manages to surprise and impress me. Once you've weaved and inched your way along the Pacific Highway you finally hit the open road and leave the outskirts of Sydney behind. Only then do you realise that you can drive for hours and see nothing but tree tops on the horizon with not a town in sight, or at least that's the way it feels.
Our getaway this weekend took us to Myall Lakes, which in reality is only a little more than 3 hours up the coast, barely a stone's throw from Sydney, which makes it hard to fathom how empty the rest of this massive country is. I loved the silence, the absolute stillness, the smell of spring and in general, the pure happiness that washes over you when you escape the city and set out towards the country.
We had a little cabin right by the lakefront where we spent endless hours sitting and staring at the views, getting up only to refill a drink, make ourselves another snack and grab a blanket when the cool air set in. What made it even more memorable was the constant kangaroo spotting and even a rare koala sighting, something this American still finds fascinating...
this all looks like pure heaven to me.
we have about 100 resident kangaroos in the paddock at the front of our house! you'd love it. xo
What a phenomenal find!! I'd like to live there, so peaceful and serene. Looks like a great getaway place.
Sounds like heaven. And that breakfast looks like heaven. As does the knitting, beautiful! x
Ahh looks like a wonderful break, great little spot. I'm totally with you on the wonders of Australia constantly surprising and impressing. I still get all excited when I see a kangaroo up close or some sort of tropical looking parrot fly by in my back garden! ;-)
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