Barnett's on tour travel blog

14th February. Arrived at NRMA Lakeside Caravan Park ( Narrabeen )late morning. Nice spot and we overlooked the river. This is the most expensive place to date at $61.00 p/night, although we do get a RACQ discount off the entire stay of $12.50. Spent most of the day relaxing and went for a walk over to the ocean ( 5 minutes ) and found an ocean swimming pool, and there must have been about 50 people swimming and splashing around. We decided to return for a swim tomorrow.

Decided to go for a drive ( without the block of flats behind us ) into Manly. Wasnt too bad on the drive in, but coming home we hit the mass exodus during peak hour........what a nightmare. Lovely spot for sure, but better to explore Sydney by public transport for sure.

15th February. Met with Jim and Liz Rush ( my ex business partner and his wife ) for lunch, overlooking the water at Limani Seafood Restaurant, and we consumed some great food, and surprise, surprise.............some lovely red wine. Was great to catch up with Jim and Liz, and we relived some great stories and memories from the last 40 years.

That afternoon we decided to revisit the saltwater pool at the beach. Ann stuck her toe in the water, and stopped dead in her walk down the ramp, and decided it was way to cold, while I enjoyed a 5 minute splash around.

Today was our Wedding Anniversary ( 15th ) and have been married to this lovely lady for 32 years.....she is indeed a lucky girl !!!!!!

16th February We left Narrabeen around 9:00am trying to defeat the traffic and headed off to Glendenning to visit our old workmate Sunil Lal, who is the CEO at A.T.S. ( Austech Supplies ) who manufactures Abrasive Sanding Belts, with a State-of-the-art, conversion plant. Really pleased we stopped here !

Headed off to Wollongong ( change of plans ) as Shellharbour was completely booked out, as were the three caravan parks in Kiama ( weekend events all along the coast ) Our stay here at the Surf Leisure Resort, is really nice and as their website said we had booked alongside the surf beach ( except you need to be really tall to see it as there is a big sand-hill blocking the view ) Forgot to buy some bait, so fishing will have to wait a few more days.

Need to mention, that we found another non-caravan friendly road, coming down the range into Bulli. I put the D-Max into 2nd gear, and the 3200kg Block of Flats behind us, really tested the brakes on the way down. Used the brakes as little as possible, but they were starting to fade by the time we reached Bulli. Will have to buy a Map of Australia Book, to try and stay away from these roads in future. photo's taken this leg.

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