I had a lovely three weeks break from work. We went away for the first week just to spend some time together as a family. We spent the week on the coast (Port Stephens), however being winter it was far too cold to swim. It did rain on and off for most of the week but we all had a great time despite the rain.
A quick stop at the Hunter Valley en route. We definately need to go back for longer, there is so much to see and do (eat and drink).We went for walks and found some great places to hang around for a while. The Fighter Jets were a hit with the boys. I always enjoy the eating out part, ok I always enjoy the food...... Enjoying the crowd free beach. We ventured out to the spit and explored the area. Unfortunately the tide was high and we couldn't cross the spit.
The ocean is so calming, I love spending time at the beach, it doesn't matter if it's hot or cold it is always so beautiful.
Kids don't seem to feel the cold as much, they always are keen to swim even if the water is like ice.
Putt Putt Golf is always fun (frustrating), especially a course on a hill. There were some very tricky holes and we ended up finishing the game in the rain. The week went by way too quickly and we would love to go back again in summer so we can explore the area a bit more. The last two weeks of my holiday were a great mix of rest and productivity. I managed to get a few projects finished which I will post over the next week or so. We also have some big developments happening which are keeping us busy. More of that later as well. Photo Source: McCarthy Designs