Some of the most surprising places we’ve discovered lately are actually places one of us has been to in another life, another time.
I haven’t visited Trial Bay on the NSW coast for at least 30 years. And I don’t remember it being quite this stunning.
When you’re a kid, you’re into surf, scenery and wildlife. Just not the same kind of scenery and wildlife as now…
This was once my parents’ stomping ground. Their place in the world.
For the first time, I understand why they loved it – with its rugged coastline, wild-flowering coastal heathlands and secluded coves, it is one of the true gems in the North Coast region of NSW.
We are in awe as we take the coastal walk from Trial Bay Gaol to Little Bay.
It’s been the first non-travelling day of our holiday and EB has me up at the crack of dawn, breakfast eaten, and cycling into South West Rocks for espresso.
A short respite and we’re cycling back for a swim, before walking to Little Bay.
Yep, my usually desk-bound butt is feeling it! Perhaps calling this a ‘holiday’ was stretching the point…?
The best thing about road trips, apart from discovering new and amazing places in Australia, is that I always sleep well at night.
But the day is only half done, the tide is rising in the bay and… it’s time for another swim perhaps?
Go wild, in a civilised way:
Camping at Arakoon Conservation Area is a great choice if you love nature, coastal walks, pristine beaches and bays, and history – and you like to be a bit civilised too, with showers, toilets and cooking facilities.