Monthly Recap – May and June 2020
A recap of my adventures in the months of May and June 2020
May saw some restrictions easing, so travel around the state increased. Most of my spare time was still spent having adventures near home. Read on for my monthly recap.
TURIMETTA HEADLAND WALK
There are so many variations to length and direction that you can take when walking around Turimetta and North Narrabeen headland, so it’s always enjoyable. After a week of working at home, The Artist and I had a bit of cabin fever so decided to get out late one Friday afternoon for a walk. Don’t let the pictures fool you, the wind was bitterly cold!
AMERICA BAY WALKING TRACK
One of my best friends and I took her three kids on a short walk inside Kuring-gai Chase National Park. We chose the America Bay track, known for being relatively flat and perfect for familes. It did not disappoint! Although it was a bit crowded, the easy walk, creeks and amazing views at the end were worth it.
QUICK WEEKEND AWAY
As soon as travel in NSW was allowed, I headed down to mum and dad’s to see them, check in on dad after surgery and meet their new cat, Henry. Working from home meant I could go down Thursday night and work from there on Friday. We drove down to Burrill Lake for fish and chips. I may have had a sneaky little look around in the cutest antique store, Lakeside Vintage! We took our lunch out to Dolphin Point and found a picnic table. I just love little outings like this.
ROAD TRIP VIA KIAMA
On the way home from mum and dad’s I stopped at Kiama to see the Blowhole. It was super windy, and crowded! The blowhole and raging ocean was certainly putting on a show for us.
DEEP CREEK RESERVE
A random left turn off the Narrabeen Lake walking circuit lead me up to Deep Creek Reserve. I discovered a little waterfall, a footbridge over one of the tributaries and then meandered back to the main road via what seemed to be a mountain biking path. Lucky I wasn’t bitten by any mosquitos, as the area is rife at the moment with Ross River Fever!
FULL MOON AT MONA VALE BEACH
Everytime there is a moonrise over the ocean, and it happens to be a full moon, the artist and I are always trying to get down to the beach to see it rise out of the ocean and capture its magestic mood on camera. Turns out, neither of us have the right camera equipment to film the moon and do it any sort of justice. Oh well, it was a nice evening sunset at the beach, so we will just have to capture that and enjoy just watching the moonrise!
KURING-GAI WILDFLOWER GARDENS
I can’t believe I have never been here for a walk or picnic. Such a lovely little spot, about 15 minutes drive from home on the edge of a national park. I did a 3 km circuit walk through the bush and then we cut through the gardens and picnic areas. I will definitely have to check this out in the future. I drive past it every day on the way home, so when daylight savings starts maybe I can stop for a walk on the way home!
ECHO ON THE MARINA FOR BRUNCH
Always on the lookout for scenic spots for breakfast and lunch, some girlfriends and I headed to Roseville to the cutest little cafe right on the water. Echo on the Marina is tucked away, definitely a ‘locals in the know’ kind of place. We enjoyed a fab breakfast and then a walk along the wharf looking at the expensive boats. We would love to return for lunch one day!
So that was May and June, 2020! Looking back, I feel like I fit in a few good adventures, despite the omnipresent Covid-19 pandemic and various stages of lockdown. It’s interesting to see how my adventures are changing too, now I’m on the other side of forty! Stay tuned for more local adventures and road trips in July and August.