On Day 2 of our first road trip down under, we woke up in Greenwell Point and headed for Jervis Bay, detouring slightly to drive out to Honeymoon Bay and Point Perpendicular Lighthouse first. It was on the road within the Beecroft Weapons Range where we saw our first kangaroos in the wild. We were all very excited. Little did we know we'd be getting up close and personal with their cousins later that day...
We stopped in Huskisson for breakfast and to walk around a bit. Then we headed to one of Jervis Bay's beaches, most famous for super white sand. We didn't expect the water to be so turquoise - it looked like we had suddenly teleported to the Caribbean.
We stopped again for meat pies and to check out yet another surf store sale in Ulladulla. Then, finally, we got to Pebbly Beach! If you've never heard of it, Pebbly is the home of the famous surfing kangaroos. No, they don't actually go in the water but there is a thriving resident 'roo population and we're happy to report that they're very friendly!
As we walked down to the beach, we met an Aussie feeding the kangaroos sunflower seeds. Before we could object, he had filled our hands and one of the little guys was grabbing at us to get to the seeds. After he'd eaten a few handfuls, he was more than happy to sit and pose for a few photos. My mom was a bit more wary, but still got close enough for a good photo. (I love the way it looks like they're both looking at each other, feeling it out!)
After we'd mingled with the locals, Mike broke out his new toy, a surfboard he'd picked up as we left Sydney, and headed into the surf to test it out.
It had been a long day in the sun, so we drove through Batemans Bay and arrived in Narooma with minutes to spare before a sunset. It was a beautiful end to a very fun day.