Springtime in Winda Woppa

Just got back from a wonderful weekend at The Boathouse Hawks Nest.

Spring is such a lovely time to be in Hawks Nest. The beaches are empty and nature abounds.

A friend who stayed with us on this trip remarked on the many birds in the area. It’s true. I live on acreage but am always astonished at the number of birds I see at Hawks Nest and the abundance of bird song. Really wonderful.

Whilst sitting on the verandah having an early morning coffee, what should we see walking past, but a dingo sauntering down the road! They’re very shy and when we called out to it, it dashed in to the mangroves.

The garden we planted in autumn is really established now. The aloes were in flower, very stunning! The hibiscuses are in bud and the pelargoniums were vibrant. All the bottlebrushes are out in Hawks Nest right now and the streets are draped in bright scarlet. Very pretty.

We bought a succulent leg of lamb from the Hawks Nest butcher (always reliable and a lovely bloke as well!) so we fired up The Weber and stuck chats in the oven with roast veggies and sat feasting on the verandah with friends.

Had a bike ride around Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens on Sunday finishing off with brekky at Tea Gardens. We like the café on the river, literally! At king tides its verandahs are under water and you sit paddling in the water. Real fun. Sometimes we take the boat up here and moor up outside and have lunch here. Our guests and visitors always find this a fun thing to do. The café is The Boatshed.

Our friends went home at lunchtime and so we walked down to the furthest point down Winda Woppa. It’s a beautiful walk along unspoilt beaches with white sand to the Myall river mouth.

Every time we go the lie of the land changes due to tides and wind and sand movement, so it’s always intriguing to see what changes we will see there.

We didn’t go fishing this weekend as we didn’t take the boat. We sometimes fish off the river bank or from Jimmys Beach, but towed the trailer up this time as we had maintenance jobs to do.

Anyway, we’ll be up there very shortly we hope and will report back again on Hawks Nest news.

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