Today, we set off for Port Stephens for 3D2N.
John dropped us off at ‘No Birds Car Hire‘ to collect our car (Apparently, they’ve got the cheapest rates!).
No Birds Car Hire
180 William Street
Tel: +61 (02) 9360 3622
Hours of Business: Mondays to Fridays – 7am to 630pm
Saturdays – 8am to 330pm
Sundays – 9am to 330pm
Note: Closed on Public Holidays
Harry’s Cafe de Wheels
Tel: +61 (02) 9357 3074
Hours of Business: Mondays and Tuesdays – 830am to 2am (next day)
Wednesdays and Thursdays – 830am to 3am (next day)
Fridays – 830am to 4am (next day)
Saturdays – 9am to 4am (next day)
Sundays – 9am to 1am (next day)
After brunch, we went outlet shopping at Birkenhead Point.
Because Tibbit is always hiding when there’s a storm, J thought of buying one of these kennels for him:
BUT, they’re pretty big and bulky, so we’ll need to ponder over them for a bit.
19 Roseby Street
Tel: +61 (02) 9812 8800
Hours of Business: Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays – 10am to 5pm
Thursdays – 10am to 730pm
Saturdays – 9am to 6pm
Sundays – 10am to 6pm
We headed for Port Stephens soon after, and check out the speed limit:
We’ll be on the highway for 112km!
We were awed by the beautiful sunset – each one different and only made beautifully possible by our mighty God!
In the middle of the panoramic shot stands tall and strong a flower during winter…
We then proceeded to check into our motel for 2 nights – Marty’s @ Little Beach.
We were given a bag and a watch as door gifts:
Very timely reminder for J – she’s given up her career in Singapore to be here with D and sometimes feel a bit disgruntled, but she’d rather be here by his side than away. And so she’ll trust in God’s love, grace and provision to make all things straight, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). She’ll trust that God has a greater plan for her, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). She’ll take baby steps and know that when she looks back, she’ll be awed by the path God has paved for her, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105).
Marty’s @ Little Beach
Cnr Gowrie Ave & Intrepid Close
Tel: +61 (02) 4984 9100
After settling in, we headed out for dinner at Flipped Burger Bar.
The burger bar’s got pretty artsy decors:
The fried calamari’s really yummy!
The burger’s really huuuuuge too!
Flipped Burger Bar
13/71A Nelson Towers
Tel: +61 (04) 7871 8373
We walked around a little but the shops were all closed already, so we headed back and turned in for the night – it’s going to be a long, eventful day tomorrow of whale-watching and sand-dune ATV ride! 😀