Jervis Bay Beach Walks: The White Sands Walk And A Bit More

20131203-8 Jervis Bay-017 It’s not often that I get to escape out of the beach side garden gate alone… so when the chance came recently, I grabbed it with both… well, with both feet really.

I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; why not?

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Trees Adventure Nowra – A Trees and Cliffs High Ropes Family Adventure

Trees Adventure Nowra blue Yes, clinging to that cliff up there are my husband and Teen14.

Me? I’m the numpty down on the ground taking the photos.

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Supply Cafe in Huskisson – Great Coffee at Jervis Bay

Supply cafe huskisson2 Right, that’s it! Three people have now asked me where to find the best coffee at Jervis Bay… there’s nothing for it but to write a blog post.

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25 Things To Do In Jervis Bay With Kids

25 Things To Do Jervis Bay Winter, spring, summer, autumn, there’s always heaps to do with the family down at Jervis Bay, just three hours south of Sydney.

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Boobooks on Owen – Cute Little Bookshop in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

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Well, life is looking up!

I’ll be down at Jervis Bay when this post goes up, and, with a bit of luck, I’ll be re-doing a joyful little trip I did last time there.

Is there anything better than a potter around an independent bookshop?

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Huskisson Pictures – Family Fun at Jervis Bay

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All Sydney cinema going is banned in this household!

This may seem a bit daft in these school holidays but the thing is, we’re heading south to Jervis Bay for the weekend, and we can visit the cutest wee cinema down there instead.

And save money - you can take the girl out of Scotland but you can’t ake the Scottishness out of the girl.

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Murray’s Beach at Jervis Bay – And The Shark That Got Away

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Huskisson Triathlon Festival – Ocean Swim Classic 1km

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We’d booked ahead to avoid disappointment, and avoid it we did.

Myself and Minnie The Minx and I whizzed down to Huskisson a couple of weeks ago for the 1km Ocean Swim Classic. That’s just one of the first events of the fantastic weekend that is the Huskisson Triathlon Festival.

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A Golden Rule For Beach House Weekends

Aargh, I’m such an idiot!!

After a lovely weekend at Jervis Bay, Minnie the Minx and I drove back to Sydney last night… fuming!

Which is when this golden rule for beach house weekends struck me - and hard.

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Huskisson Carnival – Fun For Kids Every January

For my kids, the very best thing about spending time at Jervis Bay in the summer is the Huskisson Carnival.

Run by Joylands, the Carnival is at the Showground for the whole of January, open 6pm – 10pm.

You can buy individual tickets or a wristband for $25. We did the latter once and the former once.

Had a massive parenting breakthrough just before New Year when the teens and their friends took the twins and we parents went for a drink at the bowling club next door.

Ah, small parenting victories!

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Huskisson Triathlon 2013 – Booking Ahead To Avoid Disappointment

‘Book ahead to avoid disappoinment’ was the mantra of a TV producer pal in Glasgow. She knew that time moves fast when you’re shooting and editing so our social plans were best made in advance.

This idea worked in Glasgow when we were young, free and single.

Works even better now in Sydney where we’re older, entangled and partnered-with-kids.

(PS for all your antonym needs, head to www.synonym.com/antonym)

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The Cocoa Room Cafe, Huskisson

Call me a playground and cafe nerd, why don’t you?

I really do love a new find.

This new addition to the Huskisson cafe scene gets my vote for convenience and charm.

It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Owen Street, so feels lovely and quiet.

But the best thing is that it is just across the road from White Sands Park playground.

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Photo Friday – Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay

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This photo today because… it’s gorgeous

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Huskisson Jetty Playground – Jervis Bay Family Fun

Just a quick post to add to the last Huskisson playground post.

There’s another little play area in a handy spot in Husky. No shade at all though so it can be a bit burny in the summer.

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Jervis Bay Family Fun – White Sands Park Playground, Huskisson

This playground must be a contender in the playspaces with the best waterviews stakes.

The vistas over Jervis Bay are glorious.

And the equipment is pretty good too.

Coffee and icecream are just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Lets get going, see you there in a minute!

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Holiday Snaps – Moona Moona Creek, Jervis Bay

Oh, I just love Moona Moona Creek!

If you have very young children and you’re looking for a big and very safe watery playground on the South Coast of NSW, look no further.

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Family Fun at Jervis Bay – The Bay and Basin Pool

So what do you do at Jervis Bay on a rainy day?

Yes, I know, it’s a horrifying prospect, but we cannot tell a lie.

The weather is bad occasionally at Jervis Bay. Sad but true.

We often pack all the kids in the car and scoot up the road to the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre.  The pool there is the big attraction.  The 40m long slide is our kids’ particular favourite.

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Hyams Beach Store + Cafe: Jervis Bay’s Best Cafes

Shhh…. don’t tell everyone about this cafe…. just the people you love best.

This is one of my very favourite fave cafes at Jervis Bay.

It’s the Hyams Beach Store and Cafe, a glorious little spot.

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Whales and Dolphins Videos- Jervis Bay

My children have been asking to see the little bit of video we shot of the dolphins who came to say g’day when we were on our fast boat trip around Jervis Bay.

And now they’ve got themselves off to school, I’ve managed to find it and load it onto Youtube.

This isn’t the best bit of footage we’ve ever shot.  The day was very grey and dull… but not to worry.  It’s always a great joy to see a dolphin in the wild, isn’t it?  And there’s much lovelier footage following below.

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More Dangerous But Fun- Jumping off Moona Moona Creek Bridge

So this summer we’ve all been at it, leaping with gay abandon off this bridge into the creek below.

Is anything more fun in this entire universe?

Bridge jumping is an activity which has stood the test of time.

Even Rusty Rocket, aged all of five was flinging himself off good style.

With my wee waterproof camera in hand, I filmed people jumping and then took myself and the camera for a jump off the bridge.  Here are the results, Just A Minute Movies strikes again.  

Next year we might even try the spectacular backflips you see about 40 seconds in.

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