Our weekend away at Hawks Nest

Have just returned from a wonderful weekend at The Boathouse Hawks Nest.

The weather was perfect, sunny but with a soothing breeze so we decided to take the boat out. We launch the boat a hop, skip and a jump away at the boat ramp down the road in Winda Woppa into The Myall River.

We went out into the Port Stephens bay and the water was a bit choppy as there was a warm north easterly blowing. We headed across the bay spotting dolphins as we went, and found a sheltered little spot with the shelter of Yacaaba protecting us from the wind. The water was so turquoise and clear, it was breathtakingly beautiful. We did some fishing to no avail this time. We tried to anchor in deeper water but the anchor wouldn’t hold us in the wind and we ended up drifting out towards the heads. The shallow water meant no fish – but provided a great spot for a gourmet picnic lunch. We always buy fresh oysters from Karuah on our way to Hawks Nest. So on the boat we eat freshly shucked oysters which are just delicious with a squeeze of lemon and black pepper.

Time flies when on the boat and before we knew it it was 5 o’clock and time to go back. The local Hawks Nest butcher sells the best lamb and we cooked a leg of lamb on The Weber for dinner.

Sunday started with a pre breakfast walk along Jimmy’s Beach past Barnes Rocks and down to the Myall River mouth. Returned and had breakfast on the deck watching the boats go by. Pottered around the rest of the day and finished off with a bike ride to ‘Bennet’s Beach’ the surf beach, down to the Myall River and back.

As always, we didn’t want to leave this idyllic place but left early Monday morning to get back to The Central Coast for business.

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