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Friday, April 18, 2008
Batemans Bay – how do I love it?
Well, let me count the ways. It’s only a two hour drive from chilly Canberra to the warmth of this tranquil town on the coast. One starts to relax and unwind, even on the drive down. You drive through gum trees, which turn into farm land pastures, which in turn become a rainforest, before the first sight of the cerulean blue sea appears.
The scent of salty sea air – pelicans floating across in front of your face as you lean on a jetty and watch the sail boats slowly scoot by – is all topped off by fish and chips from a local café.
It not just about the fishing, although that’s certainly a lot of fun. I think it’s that you leave all your cares, worries and frustrations behind as you become part of a slower scene, for a day, a weekend, or even longer if you’re lucky.