Hobbs Point Cottage Barbecue As you can see from Heide’s photograph, this is not a bad spot to have a barbecue. In fact, it is much much better than the place where we plan to have our own barbecue area. It is beautifully private, protected from most of the elements, yet close enough to the cottage to save your meal if it really belts down. And the view of course, is to die for. And, just to add icing to the cake, today we replaced the old barbecue with a brand […]
More shots of Hobbs Point for our Guest Gallery, and these really are special. Taken by our cottage guest, all the way from Singapore, Steve Wong. Steve is a keen photographer, and uses a Canon EOS 700D. Heide was particularly impressed with Steve’s image of the Milky way (shown below), which he shot with a 30 sec exposure. You can see more of Steve’s work in the Guest Gallery Author Brian Smith
Burning Off August has been a really interesting month. Things started to warm up a few weeks ago. The Rural Fire Brigade advised us that a long awaited burn off was finally going to take place 48 hours later. We had been on the waiting list for 4 years, with numerous planned burns cancelled at the last minute, so we were only guardedly optimistic. The burn was delayed for 24 hours, but to our delight it eventually started. I was a bit worried about cottage guests arriving at 4pm the following […]
Recent guests Patricia and Tim shared the delights of Hobbs Point between them. Patricia read and rested while Tim fished (successfully), and photographed birds. Judging from their comments in the guest book, both approaches were successful. This is what they had to say – I was so impressed that I featured their comments on the home page. “Brian & Heide, thank you very much for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We have loved our stay here and the spiritual uplift of being surrounded by such a beautiful ecosystem. Listening, […]
Towards Gulaga Gulaga is the original aboriginal name for the mountain which dominates the coastal strip north and south of Narooma. Today it is known as Mt Dromedary, a name given to it by Captain James Cook on 21 April 1770, when he first saw the mountain from HMS Endeavour. Today, Gulaga at it’s highest point is 806 m above sea level; 60 million years ago when it was an active volcano, it’s height was estimated to be 3000m.
Birding Narooma The British call birdwatchers Twitchers, Australians say Birdwatchers while the Americans call it Birding. I’m not sure that serious bird watching folks would consider a Seagull going for a morning constitutional whilst a couple of Pelicans discuss whatever it is that Pelicans talk about, as being worth watching, but Heide certainly thought it was worth photographing, so who am I to disagree !
River Cottage Australia Cooking School Last week Val and Michael stayed in our cottage. From a guest’s point of view the weather was awful, it rained all week. From our point of view, the rain was needed; with warnings of El Nino comimg on top of a dryer than usual year to date, we were just happy that all the tanks and our dam were full again. But it didn’t seem to to worry our guests. Every day they explored new horizons, and on Sunday Michael took off alone on a […]
The Sun Deck Bermagui Recently we set out with a couple of friends to drive to Tathra for lunch at The Wharf Locavore, via Bermagui where we planned to stop for an entree of fresh organic oysters at Bermagui Oyster Room. The Narooma to Bermagui drive is always spectacular. It was a beautiful sunny day, and with three professional photographers in the car, (not including me), it was not surprising that there were a number of impromptu stops on the way; particularly as we drove besides Wallaga Lake, famous for the […]
Fishermen’s Tales No 1Hairy and scary tales from an intrepid fisherman, short on skill but long on imagination, battling aquatic monsters lurking unseen beneath the waters of Wagonga Inlet surrounding Hobbs Point A couple of days ago I wandered down to the Hobbs Point jetty, which, I might add, now protrudes into Wagonga Inlet only at high tide and even then only for a distance of about a metre. Apparently it once protruded for over 30 metres, but legend has it that the punt of an over eager oyster farmer accidentally collided with […]