What’s the best way to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend? I reckon you’d be hard pressed to beat heading down the coast in a bunch of old cars with some good mates. So that’s exactly what we did!
What’s a decent roadtrip in old cars without some mechanical dramas. The ’38 Ford lost it’s brakes, and the culprit turned out to be a dodgey seamed brakeline installed by the previous owner. With a little research we managed to find Dapto Brake and Clutch. They were awesome and pieced together a new line on the spot – thanks guys! We popped the new line in (well my mate did while we hung around talking crap and making jokes at his expense), and we were on our way again.
We were making good time, however as we were getting close to our destination, we ran into some decent rain.
And finally we’re there. Our destination was the caravan park at Bendalong where we had a row of cabins together. It was pretty idyllic with kangaroos hopping around, possums, and walking distance to the nearby beach.
This pic was taken from our front balcony!
And another kangaroo hanging out behind our cabin.
On the Sunday we headed up the road to Sussex Inlet for their local Australia Day fair and a little show and shine. For a little local show, there was a really cool variety of cars.
While we were in the area we kept a lookout for cool mid-century holiday houses, and found this pearler. How sweet is that roofline?
On the way home we stopped in at Gerringong, and grabbed some lunch overlooking Seven Mile Beach. All in all it was a great weekend away with mates, and I cant wait to do it all again next year.