Birthday’s New and Old

WM Cathedral Before DawnWe recently headed back to Wollongong to surprise Gee’s Mum for her birthday but being us we still found ourselves up at 4am looking for somewhere to shoot the sunrise. A photographer we’ve admired for a long while, William Patino, has taken some breathtaking images of Cathedral Rock, on the southern end of Jones Beach, Kiama Downs, so that was our goal that morning. Much to our surprise, two of our kids asked if they could come with us. Continue reading

Nalbaugh Falls

Nalbaugh-2Now this location was a mission and a half. Very well hidden, not far from Bombala, is a secret waterfall. We’d asked around but hardly anyone had heard of Nalbaugh Falls. So our first expedition to find it ended in disappointment. Not a single sign anywhere along the Coolangubra Forest Way. We ventured down a couple of the forest roads to the right but quickly realised that we could get lost pretty quickly up there. So we agreed to head home and try to get more information. Continue reading

Wollongong

WM Towradgi Beach

Now I love camping as much at the next girl but it was absolutely lovely to get a bit spoilt on our last trip with some luxury in Wollongong. Both Gee and I were originally from the Gong, so mostly our trips back there consist of us driving around saying  “I remember when…” and “Oh my goodness that building has gone/ grown/ changed completely”. We also mostly stay with family, so this trip was extra special. WM Towradgi Dawn 2

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Bittangabee Bay

Morning Twist

Less popular than nearby Saltwater Creek, Bittangabee Bay is one of the prettiest places to camp on the Far South Coast. With more than twice the amount of campsites, it’s hard to feel crowded at Bittangabee. The downside is that it is a little bit more of a walk down from the headland to the bay for a swim or fish. Though having said that, it is the perfect place to swim in the protected bay on a lazy afternoon. Continue reading

Pambula and Pambula Beach

One Moment in May

Dawn on the Panboola Wetlands

Pambula Flats

Pambula Flats

Historic Pambula is a great location for photographers if you know where to look. For dawn, nothing beats Panboola Wetlands and the adjacent flats. A lot of work has gone into restoring the wetlands to provide a beautiful natural experience of fresh water billabongs and saltmarsh and mangroves. The walks and cycling tracks meander from close to town to the old racecourse and all around. During the day, the patient can spot countless birds and wildlife. Continue reading