TITLE: Closed on Tuesdays.
IN SHORT: Berry! A rural village set in leafy surrounds and the perfect place to spend a lazy morning wandering among an array of boutiques, cafes, galleries and specialty shops. Some places are closed on Tuesdays, I’m coming back on a Wednesday so I can have breakfast at the Sourdough Cafe! From brunch at Berry to sipping wine at Silos Estate, the morning was quickly moving into afternoon. Back on the road and bound for Jervis Bay, the weather was overcast but the rain held off allowing for a stroll on Hyams Beach, a visit to Green Patch and a drive out to the ill fated Cape St George Lighthouse in the Booderee National Park. With 23 ships wrecked between 1864 – 1893 in the vicinity of Jervis Bay it’s no wonder a new one was built in a more suitable location at Point Perpendicular. And, to avoid any confusion about which lighthouse was THE lighthouse, the Cape St George Tower was used as target practice by the Australian Navy and destroyed.
The Huskisson Pub was next on the agenda. A late lunch on the deck overlooking the beach followed by a coffee and a relaxing drive back to Nowra, relaxing because I was in the passengers seat – a big thank you to a friend is in order for taking the day to be my guide.
TIP: You might be convinced it’s rain you can hear on the roof, though before asserting your conviction it might best you check if your hosts have a fish tank.
KMS: 36 + 31 + 13 + 19 + 33
TRACK: Free – Pete Murray