06/14/2007 – 06/15/2007 On the Road: Part 3 “’Stuck’ on the Coast”

After we left Hunter Valley it started to get dark. We didn’t really know for sure where we were going to stay this night. So we just kept driving thinking we would find something interesting. After a bit we turned off a road that said something about a state park with a bunch of lakes. It sounded like a good time so we turned off of it. We drove around randomly for about and hour pulling in and out of different spots deciding we didn’t like them for whatever reason.

We then pulled into one spot that was a little different from the rest. It was just a little area on the side of the road. It wasn’t until the last minute that we saw that it kind of looked like mud. We tried to keep moving through it but it was too late… we were stuck! Upon further inspection it appeared that it was just very soft sand. We were pretty sure we needed to be pulled out so we just though we would wave someone down. However it was past 11 at night and we were in the middle of nowhere. Luckily however within a few min. we saw someone, however after some inspection we all decided that his car could not get us out, so he left.

After a bit more time we saw another car coming down the road. Sean started waving around his headlamp to get the guy to pull over. As the car was pulling off we smiled after realizing it was a four-wheel drive. We then met Danny. He looked at the car and pulled some straps out of his car. We put them on… but they were not strong enough and snapped instantly.

We stood there for a minute trying to figure out what to do, and then Danny said that he thought he might have some stronger stuff back home. So he left to get it and we stayed there trying to cook noodles, unfortunately our stove was broken and no dinner was made that night.

About 15 min. later Danny returned with a towing rope. We strapped it up and… We escaped the sand!! We were so excited. It was really quite funny, and we figured we would probably just re-park the car and camp. Then Danny invited us to stay at his house! We were really excited for the wonderful invite… especially because we were getting a little stinky and in need of showers :) So we got in the car and followed him for a bit to his place.

When we got there we saw that it was a house overlooking the ocean! It was so awesome. Danny made us coffee, and we all talked for a bit then hit the sack. The next day we got to take showers and feast upon Australian made Vegemite toast… it was good!
We then packed up our bags and took off. We had asked Danny if he knew about any abalone in the area, he said he used to get a lot when he was a kid right off the rocks. This got us excited for the possibility of scoring an ab! He said to try down near shoreline. We couldn’t find any, but the beach was beautiful anyway.
Then we hung in town for a while doing random errands and chores, then got on the road again.





4 Responses to “06/14/2007 – 06/15/2007 On the Road: Part 3 “’Stuck’ on the Coast””

  1. MOM Sellwood says:

    Thank goodness for Danny. I hope you got his contact information. It would be fun to send him a note. The ocean is beautiful.

  2. Kellee says:

    I second that. Thank goodness for Danny. Funny story though, but turned out good cuz you got a shower in the end. That’s always a plus :) A rescue AND a shower!

  3. Sounds just like something the two of you would love!!! Glad I wasn’t
    there…I love that your having an adventure each and every day…
    Thats Kelly/Sean style…Is Sean losing weight???(you know once a
    Mom always a Mom)…

  4. Laura says:

    Sorry, I got behind in my posts so I’m just now catching up. Even though you guys are back here now. But thank goodness for Danny…you never know when a stranger will attack you…or save you!

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