Day 5 – Jervis Bay | Kiama Blowhole

Today will be another long drive. Jervis Bay is about 3 hours drive from our home so everyone’s making themselves comfortable in the van.

The drive to Jervis Bay surprisingly was not mundane. My eyes were on the road but I stole several glances of the rivers whenever I drove past the bridges. This trip brought me closer to nature and I’m very thankful.

Rest area
Rest area

After driving for about 1½ hours, we saw a rest stop and hubby asked to pull over. We needed to stretch and we definitely could use a bathroom break. Thank God we were in the right place at the right time because there was a mobile cafe. We bought few cuppas and a couple of muffins. We sat for a while enjoying the cool breeze, sipping coffees and chit chatting as if that’s our final destination. Somebody please burst the bubble because I had to continue driving.

Luscious meadow
Luscious meadow

Everyone’s awake hence the journey was more fun. We were going uphill and then, lo and behold, we saw green pastures to our left and right. Those meadows were exactly like in the movies. I saw a small lane where I could turn left and followed my instinct. That was a smart move! All of us got out of the van with our jaws dropped to our knees. What a majestic view! The grass was luscious green, clean and soft that we had no second thoughts of lying and rolling on it. We really didn’t mind picnicking the entire day there but we had to reach Jervis Bay.

Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay

So the journey continued… I felt like I’d been driving forever but it was all worth it. Jervis Bay was simply outstanding! No words could describe how beautiful it was.

Crystal clear water
Crystal clear water

I just couldn’t wait to submerge in the crystal clear water and make an angel out of the powdery sand. Haha dream on! I didn’t even bring my swimming suit but for sure the kids will have loads of fun! We didn’t get to go for the whale watching cruise because it was full. We were looking forward to that actually. 🙁

Time check: 3pm. We had to leave otherwise lesser time will be spent at Kiama Blowhole. True indeed. Kiama Blowhole was awesome and I declared that it’s a must-visit place if you go to Sydney. I could see myself retiring there and it’s a shame that we could only spend not more than a couple of hours. The splashes of waves did not come out very high from the spout though because it was told that the blowhole will become less vigorous over the years.

Busu at Kiama Blowhole
Busu at Kiama Blowhole
Hubby at the edge of the cliff
Hubby at the edge of the cliff

Hubby and Busu climbed over the rocks for a better view of the horizon while I deterred the kids from climbing. After that, we walked on the footpath which was just few meters away from the cliff. My MIL was quite terrified to stand near the edge in case the strong wind blew her away but hubby and I convinced her that the background was really nice and we will snap a shot quickly. There was a heated pool at the bottom but we didn’t swim due to time constraint. Then hubby insisted that I took a picture of him and the lighthouse a la Leaning Tower of Pisa. Kidsssssss!!! The things that I do for him… For now, it’s home sweet home…

Leaning lighthouse???
Leaning lighthouse???

Do share your views and post any questions you have in the comments box and I will have them answered in an instant! 🙂

Later,
Teana

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