Friday, July 15, 2011

Kiama NSW

I just realised it's been a month since my last post.

It's nearly the end of the winter break for my girls. I have been quiet on the blog front due to the holidays and also my sis and her family who were visiting from the USA. We had a great time with my sis, BIL and nephew. The first weekend, we flew down to Melbourne for a family reunion with our cousins and aunt there. Our cousin, Jenn, her son - Jayden and our 2nd aunt joined us in Melbourne from Malaysia. The four children had a fantastic time bonding. We were blessed with fab weather, which was good to be outdoors exploring. We took trams around town, feasting on Malaysian food in Melbourne. I think we did more eating and walking as well as catching up with everyone. We're planning another reunion, maybe Perth next year but definitely in Malaysia in 2012 for our grandma's 90th birthday.

One of the places we visited whilst they were here was a coastal town in the South Coast of NSW called Kiama. Kiama is located about 90 minutes south from Sydney. It was a beautiful clear blue sky and windy day when we started our journey south. Our first stop was Bald Head Hill Lookout close to Wollongong, where bikies congregate on the headland. You can also hang-glide off the cliff and land on a beach somewhere in the Gong. It was so so windy that I literally had to hang on to my girls as soon as we got out from the car. We met Kevin at Bald Head  lookout. It was a quick introductions and photo op before we hopped back into the car for a drive south on the 665m Seacliff Bridge along the Grand Pacific Drive for our next stop, AustiBeach Cafe at Austinmer Beach.

View from Bald Head Lookout. Photo from July 09
Here Kevin joined us for brunch. We warmed up with hot chocolates, flat whites, cappucinos, vienna coffee and babycinos as well as hot breakfasts for all.
Austinmer Beach
 Then it was onward to Kiama and the famous blowhole. The name Kiama is from the aboriginal word Kiaram-a, to which some sources give the meaning "Where the sea makes a noise" as reference to the famous Kiama Blowhole. Here are some photos of Kiama.

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1 comment:

  1. The big open spaces and deep blue of both sky and ocean epitomise the NSW South Coast. Your panaromic perspectives of the coast north of Wollongong, rocky points in Kiama and the Austinmer beaches maintain the essence of lifestyle and environment close to the hearts of the residents - like me.