It’s been over a month since my last post. I drove south to Narrawallee at the end of November to spend the summer working on a peach farm with my mate Rubie (aka Mountain Goat) who I met on the Appalachian Trail.We’ve been working six day weeks at the orchard (I’m packing, Rubie’s splitting her time between packing and selling), the fruit is delicious & the work is wonderfully physical, but it’s a challenge fitting in all those other aspects that make up a life. On my one day off, when faced with a choice between hiking or blogging about the last hike, I, of course, choose to get out there and discover new trails, but the thought is always in the back of my mind that I will find time to blog this week. Well, better late than never! On my first full day in Narrawallee, Bronwyn (Rubie’s mum) took me here, to The Bommie, a stunning little hidden gem located south of the harbour, accessed via the backstreets of Ulladulla. We swam and soaked up the sun for a spell before I returned to my thesis-related Ulysses summary and Bronwyn to her jewellery-making silvercraft. I did a couple of short walks in Morton National Park on my first day off. Granite Falls is located down an easy 10-15 min approach trail, with the parking lot a short 5 minute drive down Twelve Mile Road from the George Boyd Lookout carpark, as you’re heading back toward the highway. The falls weren’t flowing when I visited but nevertheless, this natural bowl, seemingly carved out of the valley’s combination of granite and sandstone, and once home to an extensive inland sea, was nothing short of spectacular. The following week, I embarked upon a slightly more challenging route on my day off, journeying along the Meroo NP Coastal Track from Termeil Beach to Bawley Pt and back, around (and sometimes over) the rocky shoreline with the receding tide, stopping for occasional swims along the way.
In between working and hiking, I’ve been trying to find time for the bullet journal… A few snaps of the farm: I camped out a couple of nights in Huskisson. Was aiming for Green Patch at Jervis Bay but their online booking system is ridiculous.
Could have sat watching these seagulls with the sound of the surf in the background all day…
Popped up to Nowra to do some chrissy shopping one afternoon after work. It’s quite an arty little town. Blast from the past… Am currently home in the Blue Mountains for chrissy with the Murphy/Davies clan. Back to Narrawallee and my summer of peaches on Tuesday.
Love and Christmas wishes to all – be safe and have fun xoxo 🎄🎄🎄