Blogs from Moruya, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya July 3rd 2014

Watching for the Kingfisher Prayer is like watching for the Kingfisher. All you can do is be where he is likely to appear, and wait. Often, nothing much happens; there is space, silence and expectancy. No visible sign, only the knowledge that he's been there, and may come again. Seeing or not seeing cease to matter, you have been prepared. But sometimes, when you've almost stopped expecting it, a flash of brightness gives encouragement. Our last week in Mallacoota started on Saturday 27th June. All of the news reports had mentioned very cold and very windy conditions however here in Mallacoota it was fine and sunny with the top temp expected to be 17 degrees. After spending some time watching the local bird life we headed off from the Manse on a walk along part of ... read more
The new sign at St Peters
Birthday cake for Jess
The Mallacoota Coastal Walk

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 9th 2014

We slept in and then decided to take it easy and just drive around and look at some of the scenery and beaches, today. The first spot was Torugay Point Lookout, which had a small historic cemetery with just a few broken headstones and, nearby, a picnic table. We had some lunch, shared a very small piece with a friendly magpie (bread is not good for birds) and then looked out over the sea. Another tourist spotted a seal in the water so we went to see. It was bobbing up and down in the swell all by itself and kept disappearing, to fish presumably. It was very hard to spot as only its head showed most of the time. After lunch we went down to Shelley Beach, where there were a few swimmers and sunbathers, ... read more
Torugay Point
Rock Pools at Shelley Beach
Shelley Beach

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 8th 2014

We woke at 8.30am and rechecked the van. The area was still damp but not soaking. There was water debris covering the yellow wheel chocks and up to 4 inches of the tyres. Some of the campers near us were busy hanging stuff on the airport perimeter fence to dry, but with 98% humidity, I doubt it will work! After watching a little yellow Gyrocopter do some “touch and goes”, we closed all the vents and windows in the van just in case it started raining again, as forecast, and set off for the Moruya Country Market. Many of the stalls were the same as at the Candelo Market last week, although there were a few more fresh produce stalls. Unfortunately, the handbag lady wasn’t there so I couldn’t try and get my bag. Barry did ... read more
Moruya Museum
Moruya Museum
Moruya Airport

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 7th 2014

This morning we saw a little yellow plane doing more “touch and goes”. Barry identified it as a Foxbat plane. We enjoyed watching it for a while and then went to the Information Centre at the library, which was well timed as it started to rain and we avoided it while we were there. I managed to convince Barry that we should go back to Bodalla so we headed back the way we’d come yesterday. While we were working out where to park Barry noticed a sign outside the Bodalla Arms Hotel on the edge of town that said $8 lunch. We were both starving as it was almost 2pm. Luckily, they were still serving three of the four choices that had been on offer. I had a Fried Tortilla and sour cream, which included green ... read more
Bodalla Arms Hotel
Bodalla Cheese Factory
Bodalla Petrol Station Mural

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 6th 2014

I will do two blogs today as we had a couple of last photos from Moruya that I want people to see. On our last afternoon at Moruya a large thunder and lightening storm brew up over the range inland from us. It was quite a light show and the smell of rain coming was quite exhilarating. Enjoy the photos.... read more
Moruya storm
Moruya storm


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 6th 2014

We set off for Moruya, after doing the dump and making sure we had a full fresh water tank because the only fresh drinking water at Moruya comes from a large concrete tank that you can fill a container with and carry back to your site. We had to go through Bodalla on the route we were taking and I was keen to stop and find out why Bodalla Cheddar Cheese was no longer available, as it had been my favourite for years. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see anywhere we could stop with the van on the back so we just drove through it. I’ll have to persuade Barry to go back there another day (which will take some doing as he doesn’t like to backtrack). We arrived at the campground, which was quite a bit larger ... read more
Moruya North Heads Beach
Bluebottle jellyfish showing its raft
Bluebottle Jellyfish

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya March 4th 2014

Today is another day and we have now moved on to Moruya. What a lovely small town it is with just about everything a person would need and the park is great. We will definitely will return here in the future. We have had some beautiful sun rises each morning with a mist sitting on the river as the sun comes up. A beautiful spot to just sit and watch. See photos. This is a town that a person could definitely spend some time. However we have to move on in a few days as we have a prior engagement in Melbourne in April for our daughters (Erin) 30th birthday and we can't wait to see her again. Hope you enjoy todays photos as much as we enjoy experiencing them in real life :)... read more
Congo headland
Moruya river mist
Moruya sun rise

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya September 25th 2012

Woke up to the sounds of waves crashing on the sand and birds chirping. Had our first showers with the hot water system in our portable shower. The girls enjoyed the rest of the day at the beach. Too cold for Daniel and I to go for a swim. The girls will swim in any weather. Had some home made pies for lunch. I am enjoying the kitchen setup.... read more
North Head Beach

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya September 24th 2012

Departed Kangaroo Valley just before lunch. Stopped in town centre for a visit. Continued our journey to Nowra, where we stopped for lunch and some retail therapy. Arrived at North Head Camping Ground at 5pm and set up camp.... read more
Antique shop
Lunch at Nowra

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Moruya July 30th 2012

So today is the day. Donna has finally packed. The bags are under weight. Off we go, kids and babysitter (Aunty Sue) to Moruya airport for a 10.15 flight. We are fairly early; as 10.15 approaches it is obvious that the flight will be full; Denis, Rex's number one customer service operator, is worried because lots of people have baggage (usually most people only have a briefcase). Something happened on the 7.30am flight which has left lots of extra people floating around Moruya. He suggests that we might need to leave our baggage behind, which sounds extreme but isn't a problem because there is another flight coming in an hour to fix the problems from earlier this morning. He talks about bumping everyone's baggage which will cause some problems. We are in no hurry (next flight ... read more

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