Norah Head Holiday Park

It's only seven weeks till Christmas which means in 6 weeks time it will be school summer holidays which means that the chances of finding peace and tranquility at my favourite destinations will be reduced to next to none. Hence my short trip away to Norah Head, only a short drive from home but at least I'm out of the house and set up for 4 days with Claire in my "happy place". 

Raindrops on Rooftops

It was touch and go with the weather on this trip. I've been fortunate to almost always manage to plan my trips using the long range weather forecast as a guide and avoid any long periods of rain. This trip, after changing the booking twice to avoid poor weather conditions, was not going to happen without raindrops on my rooftop for at least some of my stay. Claire and I stayed warm and dry tucked up inside listening to the local community radio station which always manages to put a smile on my dial with their choice of music from the 40's to the 70's and charming old fashioned humour.

On Monday morning the sun came out and there it stayed for the next 3 days.

The only down side to this park is its proximity to the actual beach which is a good 10 minute walk through the bush, which was a lovely walk and I saw native wildflowers that I hadnt seen for years and also a floral tribute to perons unknown pinned up into the bow of a tree.

The beach opened up from a couple of unpatrolled carpacks that were clearly used for the use of illegal drugs judging by the amount of packaging and discarded implements left all over the walkway. Such a shame.

We were met finally at the beach with big seas and a sign permitting dogs on the beach. We ended up walking back to the park and driving to a neighbouring dog beach to get Claire's tootsies wet. There was plenty of birdlife to entertain us as well as some resident bunnies who were just so cute. The amenities were clean and the showers hot. COVID measures were inplace which was comforting to know.

We were treated to a beautiful sunset on our last night.