09.07.2014 - 09.07.2014
Adventurous DIY continental brekky of two poached eggs, two slices of toast- hold the Vegemite, apple and orange juices, and bad coffee, probably due to our inexperience with the coffee machine. It was a relaxed, slow breakfast on our deck, just listening to the very vocal birds, some with crazy hairdos.
Not knowing where the day would take us, we packed a day bag and went for a wander.
Beach #1, for just 20.
Sidewalk Cafè, for iced coffee (not so much ice, but ice cream!) and we stayed for lunch. We both had a Greek Salad, L with squid, m with prawns.
Beach #2, for a long time. It was fantastic, and M's happy place.
We lounged, because with motivation like this:
We did not go for a dip.
Late afternoon brought us to a tapas bar for Sav blanc. First though we were drawn into an art gallery by a didgeridoo. We bought an Aboriginal painting. A small one on canvas. It has a turtle.
We went back to our patio to enjoy the bottle of champagne our B&B left for us.
We had quiet moments admiring the Starry night. So many stars! M used his Astronomer app to identify some curious formations. I'd never seen the Cross constellation before. Is it Hemispherical?
We were content and comfy, but hungry. We did venture out again for dinner. Chem recommended Fish Divine, so Fish Divine is where we went. Surprisingly it was not crowded- and this is supposed to be peak season? We have been hearing, and seeing, a weak Aussie economy. We did our best to contribute. We ordered Tempura crocodile with aioli for start. Two specials for mains: Spanish mackerel with peas and sweet potato fries, Whole crispy local reef fish (red snapper) jasmine rice and bok choy and sweet sauce. Iridescent Scales. Sharp teeth. Spiky fins. Saved the best, tastiest bits for last, but l didn't have room for the cheek, or the eyeball.