35.33°S 150.47°E | this [town]...

after two and half weeks of annual leave, i'm back... refreshed and ready to bring on part two of 2013. as we've hit the middle of the year, winter is upon us in the southern hemisphere and although its pretty much blue skies and sunshine, its not put on your swimmers and frolic in the sea temperatures. its also at this time of the year that weekend away's are on the cards to escape the cities and recharge by the sea. over our long weekend in june, my friend and i headed to the seaside town of mollymook on the new south wales south coast about a 3 hour drive from sydney. we rented one of many 1970's beach shacks, packed the essentials [wine, cheese+biscuits] and spent the weekend wandering this sleepy town.

fortunately for us the annual shoalhaven coast winter wine festivial was on and we stumbled across several vineyards to sample their offering. the gorgeous cupitts winery over looking the valley and beyond to pigeon house mountain, capped our sunday afternoon off beautifully. unfortunately for us, we were unable to dine at the famous rick stein restaurant 'bannisters' as it was fully booked due to mr stein being in town.

if you're ever wanting a quiet get away, where you can swim, play golf, dine, drink wine, surf, fish or just lie on the pristine beaches, and visit close by towns such as batemans bay, milton, jervis bay and berry; head south to mollymook its worth the drive...

[mum... these pictures are for you! rogue wave = sandy pants]
photos © christine mcdonald | state of joy 2013

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