During our mini baby moon, we took a ferry from Tea Gardens to Nelson Bay to spend the day there. Nelson Bay is located on the southern shore of Port Stephens and is a popular location for dolphin or whale watching, fishing, diving and other water activities. Unfortunately, during the time that we were there, it wasn’t the season for whale or dolphin watching, so we missed out on those. Nevertheless, upon reaching the wharf, we were amazed by the many boats and yachts docked! It’s clearly a popular attraction!
Nelson Bay marina
Birds of the same feather flock together
From the wharf d’Albora Marina, we walked a short distance to what appeared to be the town centre. Before that, we explored the d’Albora Marina which was an attraction on its own. There were several buildings filled with restaurants and cafes and of course, tourists and locals alike. We took our time to survey the area and to pick a place for lunch later. Yes, when you’re on holiday, food always comes to mind!
Saucer at d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay
Some of the many restaurants at Nelson Bay marina
Commemorating the military of Nelson Bay
The weather during our visit was cloudy and windy, which made the day look gloomier than it should be. I just could not stop admiring the many yachts around the marina. In fact, we spotted a few that were on sale! *hint*hint* It would be nice to have a yacht where one can relax and unwind even for the short weekend, wouldn’t it? *dreams*
Boats around marina
View from the marina
Path from the marina to the town centre
Clear waters by the bay
Nice and quiet beach
Circa 30 weeks back then
A little update on our baby boy: It’s more challenging that I thought it would be to take care of a newborn, especially with breastfeeding. I thought that confinement month would have been the month for me to rest and relax, but boy was I wrong! It was actually the hardest month for me, having to juggle taking care of the baby and making sure that I had enough rest. Plus I lost a tad too much blood during the delivery (PPH) and had low haemoglobin count, which meant I was that much weaker. The night time during the first week was the first, when baby was hungry and my body had not produced enough milk yet. Thankfully, with patience and perseverance, I have managed to get the baby into a working routine that allows me to have somewhat a reasonable amount of sleep during the night so that I won’t turn into a zombie during the day. My problem though, is that because I’m so attuned to the baby’s cries, now every little sound wakes me up from my sleep! Yes, even a bird’s chirp would startle me, which prevents me from having a good rest. Well, 2 months have passed now, let’s hope for a better month ahead! Oh, looking on the bright side, the good part about all this breastfeeding and waking up in the middle of the night is that I have virtually flattened my tummy to my original shape and was able to fit into my jeans just after a month!
Jetty to wait for our shuttle back to Tea Gardens