The Lone Pine at Sussex Inlet

From Friday, the 31st of May 2019 until Sunday, the 2nd of June 2019 we were holidaying at Sussex Inlet. We were celebrating being 60 years in Australia. The 31st of May 1959 is an important date for us, for this is when we arrived at Port Melbourne as migrants from Germany . We had come on the P & O ocean liner STRATHAIRD with two babies: Monika, not quite 6 months yet, and Gabriele, who was 21 months. The voyage on the STRATHAIRD had lasted five weeks. Peter had had a birthday on board, so he was 24 and I also was 24. Now we are both 84. And daughter Monika is 60. Son Martin was born in Wollongong, NSW, some ten months after our arrival in Australia, meaning he too turns 60 next year. Our youngest daughter Caroline was also born in Wollongong. She turned 40 last December. Daughter Gabriele (Gaby) is no longer with us: She died in July 2012.

Some sixteen family members were able to celebrate the 60th anniversary with us at our favourite holiday place at Sussex Inlet.


This picture of the Lone Pine was taken on our way home, on Sunday the 2nd of June.

Peter took a photo of that same tree on another visit in August 2014. We think this tree may have lost a branch since there seems to be another gap that was not there in 2014.



I loved to dip my feet into the water: This was on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2019!


Some kangaroos appeared near the lone pine.


This large kangaroo was having a good rest right next to our cabin at our Sussex Inlet Holiday Camp.


At nighttime we had some lights on when a possum appeared on our porch.

Here is a link to a Berlioz Blog from 2014 about another family gathering at Sussex Inlet:

One thought on “The Lone Pine at Sussex Inlet

  1. Reblogged this on AuntyUta and commented:

    Today is already Tuesday, the 4th of June 2019, I reblog here this post that I published yesterday so that it is on top of all the Sussex Inlet posts that I reblogged yesterday. I realize, I got a bit carried away with the reblogging of old posts. But I promise I am soon going to publish some more posts from last weekend at Sussex Inlet.

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