What happened in Husky?
I’m back after a few days of continuing internet issues. We are long gone from Husky and are now in Merimbula. Part of the internet problem along the way was due to being based in Murramarang National Park in what was a dead internet place. More of this place later. Back to Husky for a catch up on what has been going on.
We were in a campground a few metres back from Huskisson beach on Jervis Bay. Good little spot. Spent some time in the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. The major attraction is the Lady Denman Sydney Harbour Ferry. It was built in Huskisson in 1911 and was finally retired in 1979 from its Harbour duties. Various plots were conceived to return it to Huskisson and finally it was illegally towed in 1981 down the South Coast to its current resting place where it has been restored in a covered dry dock.
There is a lot of other sea-faring memorabilia here and is well worth a stop. Numerous wooden boats were built in Huskisson from the early 1800s through 4 generations of boat builders. Sadly there is no more wooden boat building here.
Pt Perpendicular, the north headland of Jervis Bay, is a major attraction and from here one can overlook the area where the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne collided with and sank the destroyer HMAS Voyager in 1964. Australia’s worst peace time naval disaster. The old lighthouse built in 1899 also stands on the headland together with an assortment of heritage stone buildings.
Nearby at Currarong we stopped in at Zacs, overlooking the beach, for a lunch time feed of fish and chips. Pretty good fish and chips!
The weather at Husky was pretty good, cloudy mornings giving way to warm sunny afternoons. Suffered a savage thunderstorm late one afternoon with heavy rain and a southerly buster, it flattened our side annex but no damage.
After 4 nights here we headed off to Depot Beach in Murramarang NP.
Along the way we were listening to Macca’s ‘Australia All Over’ and one can truthfully report that you just have to love those travelling nomads, particularly the ones from Queensland. One poor soul from Queensland rang in and indicated that she had lost her lower dentures and asked that if any listeners happened to find them could they hand them in at a local police station. She thought she lost them in a shopping centre after putting them in her handbag during a movie because she couldn’t chew her popcorn. After having this bite put on him Ian Macca was a bit bemused and quickly cut to the news. I must check in at the dentist on our return to Brisbane and try to keep my teeth.