Spent Sunday with Dads family (Muriel & Ted) in Kurri Kurri, then I drove everyone to Brankston to see Muriels son Phillip. They have had so much rain up here everything is very green. Phillip grows a lot of organic vegetables on his river flats and gave us some apple cucumbers & a lovely pumpkin (unfortunately we left the pumpkin in Teds car). I’m going to see if I can collect the seeds from the cucumbers to plant for myself. He has a lot of land, I don’t think I’ve been there before. We are meeting up with Phillip again tomorrow at his daughters coffee shop/restaurant in Maitland.
Today we went for a drive to Newcastle, we had a nice walk along the foreshore and watched a lot of marine activity going on. Big big boats coming in. If you can get past the mining & the industrial sections its a really nice town. They are doing a lot of work in Hunter Street – they are building more univeristy buildings, there are plans for a tram system, and even now with the works going on you can see the regeneration of the area.