Wollongong Trip

3 Vans attended our week away at Corrimal Beach. We all arrived safely and caught up for happy hour in Ken & Elaine's van due to the weather. It was a most enjoyable start to our week. The next day we took a drive to Flagstaff Hill & Lighthouse, had a walk around. Then a drive to Shellharbour Marina where we were told was lovely fish & chips & also dog friendly ( as we have 2 dogs ). People fib. On the drive back Ken suggested we stop at Macca's for an ice cream. We were in the wrong lane, but were able to make it across & into the driveway we went. And YES it had ice creams, unlike Tumut.

Had wild wind & rain Thursday night & we all expected to get up & find torn awnings. But no, all were ok. Not much sleep for any of us though. Decided not good weather to do much so had a lazy day at the vans.

Saturday off for a drive into Wollongong to have a walk around & look at some of the street art. There is some amazing talented artists around. Back to caravan park for lunch. Decided to go & check out the Nan Tien Temple. Our lovely new members, Ken & Elaine offered to stay behind & look after Allie & Jazzy. So Mick, Trev & I went to check it out. Was a bit dissapointed in the main temple, thought we would see more. Had a walk around the grounds & checked out the other buildings, gardens & statues, had a lovely few hours.

Sunday off for a drive along the coast to Stanwell Tops. No parking anywhere so back down & stopped at Austinville for lunch. Better fish & chips here & big servings. Most enjoyable.

Monday we took a stroll to the parks cafe for brekky instead of cooking. Nice change. Decided later to go for a drive back into Wollongong & check out the train station & more street art. Drove around a little more sight seeing before heading home.

It was a most enjoyable trip & as usual we made the most of the time away even with iffy weather. It was also nice to spend time with our new members & get to know them & Jazzy. Thank you both & Mick for the company & hospatality. Allie has a new friend.

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