Steven took a week off work in early December and
we went to Port Stephens for a holiday. This is a very popular area a few hours
drive north of Sydney but we went before the school holidays started so it
We stayed in this very comfortable 2-bedroom cabin. The pool
The beaches were fabulous and the pelicans curious.
One day was very hot - it reached 42°C. In the late afternoon
a violent storm arrived from the south and the temperature dropped 15 degrees in
as many minutes.
The scenery around Port Stephens is spectacular. The day after the storm was
cooler so we went bushwalking to the summit of Tomaree Head.
During the Second World War Tomaree Head hosted a gun emplacement to defend the
area against the Japanese. All that is left now are the gun mounts and various
And if there was nothing else to do
there was always the pool.