My family and I spent the weekend about 4 hours drive up the coast from Sydney at Tuncurry. Tuncurry is a twin town with Forster, the two only separated by the bridge over Wallis Lake. It is a great place for family holidays with lots of great beaches within very close proximity to both towns and is a popular for fishing as well.
I have spent many holidays in Tuncurry. My parents bought a holiday place there when I was very young and we spent time there in almost every summer holiday since then (I’m not going to admit how many years!)
Nine Mile Beach, Tuncurry – this beach is just on the northern side of the Tuncurry break wall. The slightly odd light in the foreground is due to the fact that this was taken at 6.45am and the lights along the breakwall were still on as the sun hadn’t quite risen yet.
A very good friend of mine has family in Forster. He now lives in Germany, but returned to Australia for a few weeks. My only chance to really catch up with him was this weekend, so we packed up and headed up the coast on Friday afternoon.
Here we are in Autumn and the temps this weekend were in the high twenties – low thirties (Celcius that is) and it was extremely humid. This is not meant to be summer still! So we headed to the beach early morning and late afternoon, and spent a lot of time eating and talking in between.
Here are some of my favourite photos from the weekend:
I was up early on Saturday morning, so left the family at home and took a walk along the breakwall to catch the sunrise…
Near the breakwall is the Tuncurry Rock Pool, a favourite place to take kids to swim
Every third Saturday, the Tuncurry Markets are held in a park next to the bridge. We were lucky enough this time to be there on that weekend – I usually miss the markets.
On Saturday evening we drove to One Mile Beach, Forster. There is a rainforest walk that leads to the beach, and when my daughter learnt there was a large sand dune at the beach she wanted to visit. It had been really hot all day, so at 5pm it was lovely and cool to walk along the beach.
My daughter spotted the little guy in this photo – can you find him?