Unfortunately our motel last night had terrible WIFI – so I am a little behind in recounting our trip home. We have covered almost 850km in the last few days, and only have a short drive tomorrow until we reach the cooler temperatures that are inevitably awaiting us in Canberra.
But let’s rewind a little shall we….
Yesterday, we were up bright and early for a last beachside run in the sun.
After showering and packing, we decided to treat ourselves and head out for breakfast at a nearby cafe.
I started with a mango, orange and pineapple juice while I perused the menu.
Although I had walked past this cafe a few times during the week, and knew exactly what I would order.
“Skinny Dippers” -poached eggs and grilled tomato, served with avocado, asparagus, GF toast and a balsamic reduction.
Oh my – this was such a delicious start to the day. The eggs were cooked perfectly – and in case you don’t believe me…..
Our bellies full, we hit the road for the first leg of our trip home….
From Surfers Paradise QLD, travelling south to Kempsey NSW.
Caffeine was inevitable…
As were the gorgeous country views.
Unfortunately we encountered lots of road works, so the 480km trip took us almost 6 hours!
Luckily we had brought a packed lunch with us…
Fresh tomato, rice crackers and the goats gouda we picked up from Mr Tambourine the other day.
Eaten amongst the trees….
And with the finest cutlery ;)
After lunch we continued our journey south, passing a national ‘icon’ …
Before reaching our quiet motel in Kempsey.
It was a rather quiet town, but we did find a reasonable RSL for dinner, before having an early night!
This morning I was craving another run, so I explored around 4km of the local area ‘running style’.
I really am going to miss my morning runs in the sunshine when I return home :(
I was hungry when I returned, but our motel proved to be rather unhelpful for breakfast. So we began the second leg of our trip home – Kempsey to Gosford.
We soon came across the ‘golden arches’, so while Mr BB grabbed himself a breakfast wrap, I put together an impromptu mix of oats, granola, PB and soy milk.
Served with some apple slices. And an obligatory caffeine fix grabbed ‘to go’ ;)
The trip passed quickly and after 4.5 hours we found ourselves on the Central Coast.
After a quick sushi lunch…
We spent the remainder of the day exploring the local area which proved to be a wonderful mix of bush and beach.
I particularly loved Terrigal – with its gorgeous ocean views…
And rather bold seaside companions…
After having our fill of sunshine and sea air, we headed to our motel to settle in for the evening.
(Although we will be leaving again shortly for a visit to the local Thai restaurant!)
I can’t believe our little holiday comes to an end tomorrow. It sure is going to be a big shock to head back to work on Thursday!
Happy Baking :)