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Sunday, July 17, 2016

A case of cabin fever

 

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone", wrote Blaise Pascal, a French philosopher. It seems that even in 17th-century France people hated being alone with their thoughts so intensely that they'd do almost anything else: play boules, start the Franco-Spanish war, etc.

Well, short of going to war with someone, we went for a Sunday drive. After all, there's so much to see along the South Coast of New South Wales that it would take a lifetime to see it all.

We drove from Batemans Bay to Moruya and from there to Tuross Head, die "Village by the Sea", which is indeed 'girt by sea' on three sides.

It has fewer than a couple of thousand inhabitants but is almost self-contained what with a small shopping centre, a tavern, a club, several cafés and restaurants, even its own newspaper.

We had lunch at the Tuross Head Country Club (lamb's fry on a bed of mashed potato and fried onions, washed down with a glass - or was it three? - of wine), and walked the beach and did some shopping before driving home in the late afternoon.

 

Here's a bit more scenery: