Swansea Trip Nov 2019

A smaller than usual group gathered at Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park on Monday 4th November. There was a gathering of thirteen people at our Melbourne Cup luncheon celebration. The Camp Kitchen was well equipped with BBQ's so our chefs cooked a variety of meats accompanied by an assortment of salads - a yummy meal. No worries either to see the all important race....had a huge TV to ourselves which was great. Pam's luck continued as she took out first place in the sweep and Col did extra well taking out second and third place. An enjoyable day was had by all. On Wednesday had our egg and bacon breaky in Camp Kitchen before saying farewell to Val and Margaret. This was to be a 'relax' holiday with little cooking so Wednesday night went to "Parma Night" at the RSL - so good. Thursday we took a drive to Morpeth, however, it turned out to be a hot, windy and dusty day. Still enjoyed our morning tea at cafe overlooking Hunter River and then walked the main street and stopping for a look in the Museum which was full of memorbillia and history of Morpeth. Of course we found a great Bakery for our lunch...pies and cream cakes!! Over the week it was amazing how many cafes and clubs we found in Swansea area, however, we did BBQ our lunch and dinners some of the time. By the weekend we had to decide whether to move onto Tuncurry as the bushfires were very bad in the area. We had not been fully tuned in to TV or radio, however, alarm bells rang when Debbie's phone rang hot from enquiring family and friends. Our decision was to stay at Swansea where we felt safe. On Saturday morning we went to Speers Point for band recital and checked out the markets...and morning tea at the cafe, Our extra days at Swansea were quite leisurley, sampling culinary delights and enjoying long walks by the lake and Swansea channel. Report by Pam