Today, taking advantage of my week of annual leave, we took a day trip down to Bateman’s Bay for some great seafood and a chance for Jake to hit the beach.
Toni and Jake
The trip itself was excellent – little to no traffic, but we didn’t get underway until 10:15am so we arrived at the bay around 12:30pm. We met up with Toni’s mother Joan, and then went to the Innes Boat Shed on the waterfront for lunch.
Damian at lunch / Jake at Batehaven Beach
After lunch, we bid farewell to Joan, ducked into the local Woolworths to pick up some milk for Jake and then drove south to Batehaven (about 5 mins drive) where Jake prowled the beach grabbing handfuls of sand and mud.
Then we spent some time at a nearby park which had excellent play equipment, before returning to the car for the return trip to Canberra, arriving at Melba around 5:30pm.
Dinner was hosted by my folks and we ended up back home around 8:30pm and pretty wrecked.