There’s a place called The Entrance in New South Wales, and it’s full of pelicans! This is where we spent our Saturday today, yay for the weekend!
But first – a quick plug. We had an early start today and woke up at about 6am to make it in time for Waitara Joggers. This is a new initiative by our good friends Brendan and Charlotte from Sovereign Grace Church to reach out to their community in Waitara where they live. Props to these lovely couple for organizing this as a means of loving their neighbors. They meet on Wednesdays at 6am and Saturdays at 7am at Waitara Oval.
After jogging (well, brisk walking for me), we went back home for a quick breakfast and to freshen up. Then, off to today’s road trip north of Sydney.
As always, Daven makes an effort to plan where we’ll go, and this time we followed his colleague’s recommendation to visit The Entrance in Central Coast. It’s about one and a half hours from where we live in Carlingford.
The Entrance is a pretty little town with a cosmopolitan vibe along the NSW coastline. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the eastern side, and Tuggerah Lake on the western and northern sides.
We were so fortunate to find street parking right away in the heart of the town, so it was just a quick stroll to the park. I did not expect much, but when we got there, a lush greenery greeted us and the park was filled with a family-friendly, relaxing vibe. There was a fair going on with stalls set up for the weekend, and even rides for the kids.
It’s a beautiful day to be out and about. The temperature was pleasant – it was chilly because of winter but not bone-tingling. The forecast was cloudy, but occasionally we were blessed with doses of sunshine. When we reached the far side of the park, we treated ourselves to some hot chocolate and coffee!
Next, we walked along the sea wall to marvel where the lakes and ocean meet. Stunning views ahead!
(I was telling Daven over coffee that this place is a good setting for a Nicholas Sparks novel.)
For lunch, we walked back to the park and explored the row of eateries across the road.
We stopped at this Pokemon hotspot for our meal, although neither of us even have the app. 🙂
I had a burger and Daven had a kebab. Food was so-so, but made our bellies full nonetheless. We decided to explore the beach further to burn some calories! It was a gem to find that there was a heritage walk further down the seawall where we initially stopped.
We stopped when we reached this little blue lifeguard hut, decided to linger for a little while just to enjoy the view, then headed back.
It was such a blessed time to be able to enjoy the outdoors. This is one of the things I love most about Australia. I would much rather explore nature than hang out at malls, so I’m glad that there is much exploring to be had in this beautiful country.
Alas, it is time to go home. Thank you Daven for the wonderful roadtrip!