10 April 2011
Posted in Sights and Sounds
April 10, 2011
If you take the country train from central Sydney and head north for 82 km, this will bring you to Woy Woy in New South Wales. Here, you will instantly feel as though you have arrived at a holiday destination. This 75-minute scenic train journey will provide you with some natural eye candy along its way, as the track crosses over the Hawkesbury River Bridge then journeys through the Brisbane Waters National Park.
Apart from me wanting to see my family when I first arrive to the area, the next thing on my agenda is get down to the local beach so that I can kick off my shoes for a barefoot stroll along the sand. This is great to exfoliate my wintery looking feet, as sand is a real luxury now that I am living in central Europe. My next treat is for me to get down to the local fishmonger for a paper wrapped serving of "fish n chips," and to pick up some fresh seafood to prepare a linguine dish that I've earlier seen in a summer issue of a Donna Hay Magazine; an Australian mag that is renown for fresh and simple recipes ”which brings me to the supermarket to pick up some ingredients where I see an abundance display of fresh coriander and limes.
There's a lay back atmosphere with the staff in the cafés, and they are either calling me love or honey and are fond to have a chat. It actually takes me a couple of days to get used to the openness of the Central Coast people and hearing their Aussie jargon once again. I sit at the table sipping at my fruit smoothie and skimming through a local tourist guide then I glance out to the water...”life here is a definitely a beach!
You may also like to take a look at the Linguine recipe.