Drifting on the Hawksbury


It was the trip we had planned for nearly 12 months. Hiring a houseboat and cruising the river system and visiting all the bays and walking the beaches.   Climbing the hillside to find a pool of water above a waterfall. 

Our first night was spent  in Yeomans bay, included was some fishing and the hope of catching dinner.  Yummy fish straight from the water.   The bay was lovely and quiet with plenty of fresh air and nothing.  This is what we came here for rest and relaxation.  Oh and no internet or phone service.  As the afternoon wore on and happy hour began there were 2 boats out near the mouth of the bay, hmm oh no, and yes the dreaded party boats had like our quiet little bay too.  Though as the night wore on it became not so quiet.  We were warned that this could happen, and hoped that it wouldn't.  Oh well now we would have to make the most of it and relax anyway.

 If you wish to holiday in a place where there is no internet or very little phone connection then this is the place.  Especially in the off peak season and during the week.  This is 
how we chose our holiday.

There is plenty to see for those who wish to take photos of scenery, flora and fauna.  You never know what you might see, We were having lunch of chicken breast, Bread and cheese on the beach at shark bay and unbeknown to us there was a goanna behind us.  We were lucky that it didn't want to come and share lunch with us.

There is so much to see and not see depending on what you want to do.  If it is photography then there is so much to see.  Walking along the small beaches and up the hillside.

Along the Hawkesbury there are 2 islands, one is Peat Island where back in history it was used to house the intellectually handicap or those insane.  It is a sad story with many deaths and tails of misfortune.  Though this place is not in use today and has not been since 2010, it holds sad memories. When reading of its past I felt a sense of sadness that this happened, today we are more aware of those less fortunate than ourselves and we make every effort to help and assist those who need help.

The other island is Milson Island , which was a prison.  The information reads that prisoners would jump into the water to escape.  The island is not far from the mainland so you could understand why they would try. 
There is plenty to see and we would recommend this part of Australia to visit, take the time to see and explore.  In many places there are hidden treasures.


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