Day 1 of our journey started with a 5am alarm – not a great way to start a holiday, but the goal was to get out of Sydney before the worst of the traffic. We were on the road by 6:45am, and the traffic was quite bearable through the tunnel and eastern distributor – and got progressively lighter the further out we got.
Leanne’s sister spends quite a bit of time down at Huskisson, just south of Nowra, so we decided to head in there to check the place out – and had an early morning tea around 9:30am.
We made Batemans Bay by midday and stopped for lunch, before heading down the road to the township of Mogo, where one of our favourite zoos is located – Mogo Zoo.
We spent a couple of hours at the zoo – and there were a few pleasant surprises there for us. I’ve written more about our visit on the ZooBeat Forums, and I’ll upload some photos once I’ve got around to processing them.
Interestingly, while at the zoo we actually saw a couple I used to work with back in Adelaide. They were visiting family while on holidays in the area – such a small world.
We eventually got back on the road and headed to Bermagui – arriving at around 4pm.
Travelled around 450km on day 1.
More photos from Mogo: