Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay Travel Blog

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The beach that we stopped at for a swim.
Everything has settled in at work between courses and coaching I have managed to fit in a fair few social engagements.  Everyone here has continued to be incredibly welcoming.  This has been added to by the discovery of wonderful neighbours.  I got into a bit of a bind on Saturday upon discovering that the gas light that I was waiting for to tell me that I needed to fill up did not exist.  Since I was at home and 16km away from the nearest open gas station (the ones here are closed on Saturday afternoon) my neighbours down the road gave me their jerry can which got me into town.  The next adventure came when it was time to mow the lawn.  I only needed to part of it because one of my other wonderful neighbours had done the other part.  Yet another wonderful neighbour came over to show me how the mower worked (I have mowed a lawn before but always with electrical mowers) he was working outside and came over as soon as he heard me having trouble starting it and fixed it.
The light house that needed to be demolished.
  While he was over he also fixed the shed. 

Now with the yard work done and a full tank of gas it was time to go exploring.  I met an American woman (from couch surfing) in Nowra and we headed off to Jervis bay for a swim and a hike.  On one of our stops we went to the ruins of a light house.  It needed to  be demolished since it was made of sandstone and the light reflecting off of it was blinding the sailors.  It was also built in a place where it was useless and as the sign said "two wrongs don't make a light".  The bay is beautiful and we had a lovely day.  I was however greatful to get back to the relatively tame hills of the Southern Highlands after spending the day shifting between 2nd and 3rd. 

The weather was much cooler by the bay and it has now cooled down here.  Judging by the sauna, that I arrived home to today, it was a bit of a scorcher.  The students have been less than productive by the end of the day in this heat.  Now that it is over all I have to worry about is making sure that no more birds fly into my classroom.  That was a new experience for me.
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Jervis Bay
photo by: Kynna