I bought a new tent. And a new sleeping mat. I made plans. I was going to camp and photograph my way down the NSW Mid-North Coast. The weather had other ideas. So, in the end, I drove to Newcastle and visited my parents.
Today, I began the drive home, choosing to take some coastal back roads instead of the highway. One of the originally planned stops was Diamond Head, in the Crowdy Bay National Park. I first stumbled across Diamond Head while working in the Lake Cathie & Bonny Hills area around 15 years ago. With a long break between meetings, I chose a road and drove down it, ending up at a tiny campground with kangaroos hopping around on the beach.
Even the kangaroos were smart enough to keep away from the beach today, instead grazing on the grass at the back of the dunes.