We had such a lovely day out of our 'real lives'. We caught a luxury Coach at the crack of dawn, literally, and were so surprised to realise the day was incredibly humid!! At 6am everyone was perspiring profusely, and not comfortable at all.
As we stood waiting in the extremely humid, predawn gloom, for the 'Luxury Coach' we fervently hoped to have quick relief!
You can imagine our glee, to discover the Luxury included wonderful Aircontioned comfort, so we could sit in comfort, dry, and relaxed as our Coach sped off on Motorways & Freeways we had no idea even existed in our State!
As we overheard a fellow traveller exclaim, we had no real conception of the country, as the motorways by- passed all the small towns & communities we sped past, on the vast, double sided Highway to the South.
We were surprised to be in Kiama in what seemed a very short time. We were treated to a Devonshire morning tea, at a Club in Kiama. It was declared to be far too generous, by all who partook. Many did not, manae to eat much of the proffered viands, and the Scones were far too large and far too laden with cream.
However, back onto the Coach, after comfort visits.
On we sped, to the Berry Country Markets. They had many varieties of goodies on offer. My favourite was the Spanish Guitarist, who played one of my favourite melodies. I bought his proffered CD, as my daughter had provided me with money to get whatever I chose for my recent birthday.
My travel companion is a good friend, and we had many laughs along the way. We sampled wonderful OliveTappenades, dips and sauces. We also tasted some prawns to die for!! One could almost dine out, at the Country Markets!
I made friends with a lot of small dogs ( and some large, ) who were visitors to the show, with their doting owners.
We were amazed at how green the countryside looked. My friend, who comes from a Region South of here, was amazed, and says she can remember travelling to Sydney, seeing all of this region brown and seemingly dead. We have had a very wet Summer this year.
I have previously blogged about Men & Sheds, & the Importance to their Wellbeing the Sheds provide. Here is a photo of the Men' s Shed in Berry. I am assuming the Men of Berry are in good health!
Our Coach was somewhat bogged down at Berry. Due to recent high rainfall, the Coaches had to keep on moving on, with their parking areas, as they were sinking into the grassy areas they normally used for parking.
Here is a pic of the beach at Kiama, from the Coach.
And here, is the Blowhole performing.
view of the spray from the Blowhole. The noise could be quite dramatic. The huge Whumping noise before the spray emerged was eerie in a strange way.
Here are the spectators lined up on the viewing platforms to see the Blowhole performing. I have experienced other Blowholes in New Zealand, both in the North and South Islands, so I was familiar with the phenomenon.
When we returned to Kiama, we met a Pink Cow. She was outside a Community Center, which had many fascinating items for sale. One item was a lovely Coffee Table with mosaic work on the surface. My Scrabble playing friend just missed out on buying a lovely turntable, also done in beautiful mosiac.
The local Park was beautiful. Green and full of child friendly activities to be enjoyed.
I felt the gardens were wonderful, and a credit to the small community that keeps it so beautiful.
How green and lush is the Park for all to enjoy.
My friend L & I posed for a friendly photographer, who took our photo under the wonderful Memorial Arch.
By this time, I was seriously lame, and could walk no further, so we went back to the Coach, to continue our journey home.
I am the figure on the left in the pic, looking seriously knackered!!
All in all, it was a lovely day, & we both enjoyed the change of pace, and reality of our everyday lives.
I I have my own computer back, and am quite proud of the fact I mamaged to get my sound up & running on my own. I need to qualify that, as it was with help from my Computer Whizz friend.