We leave jake and the huskies for a drive up the east coast over the Christmas period. With husky hats and a mascot we navigate to our first stop, Eden. This old whaling town is surrounded by beach but is merely a passing point for Charlie and I. We are after a national park so we can set up camp for Christmas Day. We find a place right on the beach just outside Narooma. We spend Christmas day with wallabies, goannas, Roos and a deserted beach at sunrise. We have a Christmas breakfast fuelled by Buck's Fizz and we head out of the camp and up the coast.
Ubiquitous beaches, tourist drives, and kangaroo valley. The campsites were gratis, the wombats scratchers. national parks, Morton and Jervis bay, aboriginal heritage, Cascading waterfalls, wrong turns, right places, and spring water pools. The grand pacific highway, the snail crossing mind out the way. The biggest temple in the southern sphere, the 4 wheel drive that we put into gear.
Sydney was the final stop.
Sydney for New Years meant we weren't to be disappointed with the spectacular display they put on every year, costing around 1.3 million dollars (money that could have been spent else where in the country, but that's a whole different matter). The sky resplendent, the night air thick and the new year was officially seen in with goon, friends and fireworks.
In the days after that we partied like it was 1999 at SASH, we sold our beloved Pedro, we moved in with Jo and Hayley, ate at some amazing restaurants and cafés, saw bens new pad, walked the scenic Bondi to Coogee and booked our flights back from home. It was farewell for a few people for the time being.