a relatively long drive today up from sydney to port macquarrie. it took around
5 hours, although i was not really pushing it.

port macquarrie is a really pleasant little town on the east coast of new south
wales. it seems to be set up mainly for tourism (though not too tackily), but
because we are now just heading into autumn here there is very little
happening. there are some great houses right on the water here. if you lived in
sydney this would be a great place to have a second home for long weekends and
holidays. because it’s so quiet, i’ve been given a room with a plum view over
the water by the hotel. the plan is to go and test out some of the local
vineyards and generally have a break from cities.

it has come as quite a surprise to me that i am not that big a fan of sydney.
there’s lots to do and the people are really nice but it just doesn’t have “it”
in the same way that auckland does. that’s not to say that i had a bad time in
sydney, just not as good as i was expecting. maybe therein lies the problem.