Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cane Curse

Hi everyone!
Ive been a little absent when it comes to posting on my blog of late!
We have had 2 weeks of school holidays to contend with & this doesn't leave a lot of, ME time, but we also decided last minute to head to the beautiful Port Stephens on the NSW coast for a quick get away!

It was a great 4 day break, the weather was fairly average but the kids didn't mind, they still paddled in the surf & swam for hours at the resort pool, as kids do!

Don't you just have to have a little giggle when your kids have their goggles on...he he he!

Now my dream guy isn't a fan of holidays, so we never go away & if we do, its only for 3-4 days MAX.
He just hasn't mastered the skill of relaxation!!

Now he likes to stay some where comfortable, so when we booked our last minute accomodation
( as we always do, I mean who plans a holiday in advance. Oh that's right, 90% of the population!!)
He was pleased to announce that we would be staying in a 2 bedroom self contained unit hat had been fully refurbished...sounds lovely!

Now don't get me wrong, it was clean & tidy, but more dated than refurbished.

We have a little history of EVERY WHERE we stay ALWAYS has an uncomfortable CANE lounge

& what do you know, there she was, in all her uncomfortable splendour,
Yes my friends we had once again been bitten by


We certainly had to laugh when we saw it

Does this happen to you, are you holiday stalked by cane lounges?

We explored many beaches

 Did a lot of fun things, like building sand castles

We went on a 4wd tour along Stockton beach.
 Its a 32km long beach & covered with constantly moving sand dunes.
You can take a camel ride, but boy did they smell! 

Going up & down sand dunes, was heaps of fun...

We did sand boarding on the dunes, which is definitely something everyone should try, just be sure to keep your mouth shut, I was crunching on sand for hours after!

We then went on a dolphin watch cruise & saw a fair few dolphins frolicking, the highlight of the trip for my dream child No.3 was riding the boom net out the back of the boat.

It was a fabulous break for the 4 of us, my older two girls spent the week with old friends in the Blue Mountains & they also had a great holiday, it was kind of strange going away with out them, I felt like I had forgotten something.

I highly recommend Port Stephens as a great family holiday destination, with endless things to do for all ages. Restaurants & beautiful sights galore! 

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