Well I’m finally on the road!! I didn’t get very far initially! After leaving the beautiful Elvina Bay, I drove 2 kms down the road to the Tuites at Newport! Once again Andy, Virpi and the boys took me in for a couple of days, thanks guys. I’m thinking about getting a sign for their guest room door…”Mick’s Room”. I drove out of Sydney a little later than anticipated, Thursday actually. I did fit all that stuff into the rocket, I can’t believe it myself. After picking up an awesome custom made awning from North Sails, I cruised up the coast and spent my first night on the road at friends Cath and Tom’s house in Terrigal. Great meal, great conversation, a really pleasant first night on the road.
Day 2 an hours drive to brother John and Lydia’s, so good to catch up.
I’m only 2 hours out of Sydney, it is such an amazing coastline, deserted beaches, stunning views. I rose early to see the sunrise at the Norah Head Lighthouse, check out my photos, I’m amazed at how good the camera is on my iphone.
Day 3 I cruised up to Silverwater on Lake Macquarie where I stayed at a families house that I’ve know for a very long time, the Spithills – I’ve been involved with all the Spithill’s sailing careers in one way or another – such a great family. A beautiful setting right on the lake, so good I set up my office under my awning, on the lawn. After a couple of days it is going to be hard to leave.
The beetle is on fire. I’m cruising at a top speed of 72kms per hour. A lot of cars and trucks have overtaken me, but I must admit I have overtaken my first truck and no it wasn’t parked on the side of the road.
Heading to Hebbo’s mum and dads at Bulahdelah next.