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

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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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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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Jervis Bay Family Fun- Boat Trip Around the Bay

As a briny old seadog from way back, I’m always over the moon to be out at sea.

The Intn’l Man of Mystery, however, gets shockingly seasick.  So the day he and Teen14 went to Sydney to see the cricket was the obvious one for myself and the three youngsters to get nautical.

We’ve done a couple of dolphin boat trips on Jervis Bay before, so this time I booked us onto a smaller, faster boat which would take us around the whole Bay in just a couple of hours.

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Welcome New Readers!!

Hello there to all the new visitors who are finding this blog via Google search.

 It must be the public holidays, with lots of families looking for fun places to go and checking facts on great playgrounds, pools, beaches, cinemas etc etc

Anyway, it’s lovely to see a great leap in visits to the blog.

We’re just off on a trip around Jervis Bay by fast boat.  Will post some photos of that, better remember the waterproof camera!

Welcome to this blog, hope you find useful things to read and watch!

Seana and the kids xxxx

Family Fun at Jervis Bay – Moona Moona Creek, Huskisson

Families with young children listen up!

Quick, grab your buckets and spades and dash to the car.

Drive immediately to Moona Moona Creek.  You won’t regret it!

For at Moona Moona Creek, you will find safe, shallow waters, usually crystal clear, and soft, soft sand.

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