Just to complete my stay in Newcastle, on my last day I was thrown off a bus for no apparent reason. I was simply asked to get off and when I questioned why and asked if it was because the bus didn't go as far as my stated destination after all, I was just told once more to get off . The bus then continued on the same path and I would assume right past where I wanted to go.
|My hostel hide-away|
I spent some time at the nearby One Mile Beach which, to me, was a perfect spot. In total there are 26 beaches in the Port Stephens area so I only visited a few but all seemed really nice.
|One Mile Beach|
Thursday I spent my afternoon exploring the National Park on horse back, joining a 2hr trek. Having not ridden in a while I feel a little saddle sore today not helped by spending 6hrs travelling a little further up the coast to Port Macquarie.
Finally got my banking fixed today having sent my bank card to my own choice of branch rather than heading all the way back to Sydney. So I now have access to my Australian bank account - its good to have money. While at the bank the girl serving me told me I had been unlucky as this was the coldest spring NSW has had in 50 years. Guess the weather seen me coming.