“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Day 269 – 28th January, Thursday, Shoal Bay.

After another slow start, we drove up to Nelson Bay, and after a brief look at the lighthouse, we moved on to Shoal Bay; a beautiful white sandy beach with calm waters, perfect for an afternoon of reading and lazing about on the shore. I don’t even want to think about how close we are to our trip coming to an end. We left around tea time and stopped only for a mooch about another second hand bookshop, and to let a Koala cross the road on the way home. Our first wild sighting since we’ve been here.

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