Black Swan Waterfront Motel
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... rock band than a family. Got straight through with no checks or searches so we were out in good time. We found a maxi cab and headed to Russell's to pick up the car and head back to the Coast.
We drove up the F3/M1 inching ever closer to home. We were all pretty buggered by this stage, the boys were hungry so we picked up some Maccas at West Gosford. We turned onto Henry Parry Drive within spitting distance of home and you wouldn't bloody believe it they had the road ...
... ferns – it’s quite a sight. Unfortunately, the waterfalls really aren’t – they’re OK, but nothing spectacular (we’re starting to use the phrase "they’re no Iguassu" a fair bit!) We complete the circuit back to the car then continue on. As we head towards the coast we notice that there seems to be an unusually large amount of road kill over on this side of the island – ...
... but has learnt we can overcome this temporary disability and find ways to still be included in the fun. Riding bikes, no problem, Chasing cousins too. Swimming, no problem. Being pumbled by a wave and resurfacing with wide eyes of elation, like - whatever!! We've worked out a system to cover his arm that is sooo water-proof. He and Ruby have played for hours in the water and he comes out dry as a bone cast, and as content as us all. I'm sure ...
... for Swansea. Stopped for lunch at Browns Flat Rest Area. This is a new facility built with the highway upgrade. The rest area caters for trucks, cars and vans (unisex toilets and shelter sheds also). You can also camp overnight for free for just the one night if you could stand the noise from the highway. Travelling on the Newcastle inner city bypass meant a smooth journey from Raymond ...
... and some spare to keep! I've been riding 3 and a half hours and climbed over 1000m since I last ate...idiot! There is a motel over the road too - $70 a night. I have already decided to stay in a hotel tonight so I can dry off and sleep inside (unscientifically hoping this will ward off a cold), but I reckon I could find something cheaper, so I keep going. The descent gets really steep now- so much so that there are warning signs to trucks! Headlights from passing cars ...
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