Saturday Night at Bulli Beach

13 Dec

We had arrived at Bulli Beach on Friday, the 6th of December 2013, at one in the afternoon. Amazingly, up to Saturday night all the food that we had brought from home, was sufficient for every meal in our cabin up until Sunday morning the 8th, when we had to check out. Saturday night, however, we decided to go out for a meal.

Ruby’s Cafe was close to our Tourist Park. They had special music on that night and tables had to be booked. In passing early in the evening we noticed a lot of people already occupying all the outside tables. We went on past the playground towards the Bulli Beach Cafe.

Looking at the playground in passing I thought of little Lucas straight away. When we had seen Ebony and Lucas on Thursday, the 5th of December, for Monika’s birthday, we mentioned to Ebony that we had booked a cabin at Bulli Beach for the weekend. We discussed then that Ryan, Ebony and little Lucas might be able to visit us at Bulli Beach on Saturday afternoon. Ebony very much liked the idea. She was hoping that they would be able to come even though Ryan had to finish a lot of upholstering work before Christmas. He worked many, many hours so he could have a few days off over the Christmas period.

Unfortunately Ryan did not feel well during the week. A bug seemed to have caught up with him. Still he kept on working all day every day, while having early restful nights. It turned out on that Saturday Ryan still did not feel well enough and badly needed a rest at home. On top of it Lucas started feeling a bit wimpish and Ebony was concerned about him becoming sick and giving us the bug too. So she regrettably cancelled the planned visit to the beach.

I ended up making a lot of pictures of that beautiful playground near the beach. I am sure some of the things even 17 months old Lucas could already have enjoyed.

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On we went to the Bulli Beach Cafe. We had a glass of wine there each as well as burgers. My burger was vegetarian with a huge mushroom and Peter’s was with some beef. After the meal we went outside and I took some more photos.

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Some Christmas decorations in the cafe.

Some Christmas decorations in the cafe.

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We went back passed Ruby’s Cafe where a lot of people were still sitting outside.

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Back in our cabin

Back in our cabin

18 Responses to “Saturday Night at Bulli Beach”

  1. catterel December 13, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    They should pay you for advertising for them, Uta! Looks like a really delightful place for all the family and all tastes.

    • auntyuta December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      . . . . for all the family and all tastes! That is exactly right, Catherine. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  2. elizabeth2560 December 13, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    We used to have a holiday home at Thirroul so all that coast and Bulli is familiar to me. Thinking about it after reading your post, brought back some fond memories for me.

    • auntyuta December 13, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks for the comment, Elizabeth. Thirroul is very familiar to us too.
      Just looked up the following in the Wikipedia:

      “Thirroul is a northern seaside suburb of the city of Wollongong, Australia, with the name supposedly Aboriginal for “Valley of Cabbage Tree Palms”. Situated between Austinmer and Bulli, it is approximately 13 kilometres north of Wollongong, and 69 km south of Sydney. It lies between the Pacific Ocean and a section of the Illawarra escarpment known as Lady Fuller Park, adjacent to Bulli Pass Scenic Reserve.”

      • elizabeth2560 December 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

        Thanks. Fond memories for me.

  3. berlioz1935 December 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I like those short, care free breaks with you. They are good for nerves in tatters.

    • auntyuta December 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more. dear Berlioz! 🙂

  4. giselzitrone December 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Hallo liebe Ute wünsche dir einen schönen Freitag und alles liebe ein guter Bericht und so schöne Bilder,ich hoffe das es dir gut geht und deine Hand besser ist.Wünsche dir einen besinnlichen schönen Advent liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

    • auntyuta December 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

      Also liebe Gislinde, du hast mir da einen wunderbaren Abend bereitet mit deinem ausserordentlich schönen Video. Habe jezt gerade einige Lieder gespielt. Sind alle dazu angetan mich in die richtige Weinachtsstiimmung zu versetzen. Hab vielen, vielen Dank!
      Wünsche dir, liebe Gislinde einen recht schönen und besinnlichen dritten Advent! Cheerio, Uta
      Meine Hand ist schon viel besser! 🙂

  5. reneejohnsonwrites December 14, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Something for everyone, indeed. Looks like a place for all ages to enjoy. And I played the embedded song from the above comment and it was just beautiful. I didn’t understand the words, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it immensely. Very nice.

    • auntyuta December 14, 2013 at 8:00 am #

      I enjoyed the song very much too, Renee. The song depicts a winter scene, how the snow comes down softly and that it is going to be Christmas soon. I also watched a few of the other videos that came with it. They revived beautiful memories! 🙂
      Have a lovely Christmas, Renee.

  6. gerard oosterman December 14, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    It would be a nice place to visit again. Bulli has always been a very attractive place. We were up and down to Sydney for birthdays of both our son and H.

    • auntyuta December 14, 2013 at 8:03 am #

      Definitely, Gerard. Try to go there for a visit with H. I am sure you’ll love it. Wishing both of you a Happy Christmas! 🙂

  7. Three Well Beings December 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    What a great place. I love the playground! And your lunch looks really good, too. 🙂

    • auntyuta December 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      You’re right, Debra, it looks more like lunch. But we had it as our evening meal. It was the perfect early evening meal for us together with a glass of wine. 🙂

  8. Munira December 16, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    I’d love to spend a weekend at such a beautiful beach with family 🙂 What an utterly relaxing getaway! Too bad Lucas couldn’t come :/
    Your lunch looks delicious, is that arugula with your mushroom?

    • auntyuta December 16, 2013 at 6:59 am #

      Yes, Munira, it is rocket salad. It was actually an early evening meal for us. We are getting close here to having the longest day and the shortest night. The 21st of December is going to be our 57th Wedding Anniversary. This is the day when son Martin and Liz are going to arrive from Melbourne for a visit. 🙂 🙂

  9. auntyuta December 8, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Reblogged this on auntyuta and commented:

    Yesterday, the 6th of December 2015, we had a beautiful get together with the family. Having lunch at the Bulli Beach Cafe reminded me of our stat at Bulli Beach just two years ago. This is why I reblog our ‘adventure’ from two years ago.

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