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... knowing I have no time to be picky as I need a car as of yesterday. Eeek!!!
Sadly our crossed fingers did not work and the last car we looked at also turned out to be waste of time, it had a broken gear mount or something similar. Not willing to buy a car at a high price where I would have to spend more money on it. I may have my blonde moments but Im not stupid.
So back to Gumtree (the ozzie version of trademe) where I txted so many people asking ...
... glad to see the Estuary water is still quite smooth considering the strong wind, and take the 5 min ride to the Newcastle Ferry terminal. The YWAM medical ship is anchored at the quay and I take a look to see if visitors are allowed on board but unfortunately not. Walk across the bridge over the rail way and walk up one of the very steep roads to find the entrance to the Christ ...
... luck. A little detour to their house where we had lunch and discussed our trip together to Norfolk Island in September.
We pushed on from there in the afternoon eventually turning off to Hawks Nest which is on the north side of Port Stephens where we stayed the night. We are amazed how few people are in the park - it is right on the beach, a pretty little village, very appealing! Don't know where families are spending there holidays but it sure isn't here.....
... to get groceries for Aunty Rach. She made a delicious Thai Green Curry for tea. (Followed by a delicious Gluten Free Lemon Meringue pie!). After readings we spent a relaxing evening by the fire chatting and doing the readings.
Sunday we had pancakes for breakfast. I'm ever so thankful Aunty Rach and I are both Gluten Intolerant - it decreases the guilt factor when someone prepares Gluten Free food, knowing they get the same enjoyment level out of eating ...
... day. We had a huge group and it was a great turn out for my last day. :] After the movie we had to get a Maxi Taxi because the busses didn't run that late, but it was alright. Once we got back, I got my Australian flag that I bought earlier that day and brought it over to the other house for people to sign and took pictures with everyone. It wasn't as difficult a night as I thought it would be, but it was still extremely ...