A Day at Nelson Bay

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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!

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Nelson Bay marina

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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!

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Saucer at d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay

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Some of the many restaurants at Nelson Bay marina

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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*

Tea Gardens

Boats around marina

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More boats

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View from the marina

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Path from the marina to the town centre

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Clear waters by the bay

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Nice and quiet beach

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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!

Tea Gardens

Jetty to wait for our shuttle back to Tea Gardens

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14 Comments
  • September 24th, 2013 1:08 PM
    suituapui

    Beautiful!!! Love the sight of the flock of birds. Nice! Hey! Looks like Saucer has lost weight? Good for him, no need to be too fat. Hehehehehehe!!!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Really? Maybe it’s just the camera angle. But he’ll be happy to know that you say that! :P

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  • September 24th, 2013 1:14 PM
    [SK]

    a very nice place, quiet and serene, nice for a mini baby moon so that you are relaxed and getting ready to deliver, haha!! glad to know that you’ve overcome the hardest time, and congratulations on getting back into shape in just a month!! wow, amazing~~

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Well I’m not sure that I’ve overcome the hardest time yet.. people say every new stage brings with new challenges. Hehe

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  • September 24th, 2013 1:40 PM
    Caroline

    auww.. u take more rest darling! And it surprised me when u actually posted u can fit into ur jean already! :o

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    I try to rest as much as possible! Maybe you should tell the baby to sleep more! So I can sleep too.. haha

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  • September 24th, 2013 5:45 PM
    foongpc

    Ae those dark clouds? Looks like going to rain! But I like this type of weather LOL!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Yes dark clouds indeed. It rained quite heavily after that! LOL!

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  • September 24th, 2013 5:47 PM
    foongpc

    It’s tough right, taking care of your baby and trying to get enough rest yourself? Oh, but you lost weight!! So it’s all fair! LOL!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Yes indeed.. always lack of sleep! Probably why I lost weight too!

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  • September 24th, 2013 6:49 PM
    Sean Eat Drink KL

    great pics, i really enjoyed looking at the view here … and yes, i’d sure love to laze in one of those yachts too! :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Let’s go rent one when you come over! Hehe

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  • September 25th, 2013 2:02 PM
    small kucing

    glad things are going smoothly now. yea first few months is a torture. lack of sleep and the stress. stay strong

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Yes, staying strong.. and staying awake! :)

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