The Lone Pine at Sussex Inlet

Our weekend at Sussex Inlet in 2019

From Friday, the 31st of May until Sunday, the 3rd of June 2019 we were holidaying again  at Sussex Inlet. We were celebrating being 60 years in Australia!

So, the 31st of May 1959 is a special date for us: It 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 old, 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 when we arrived in Australia. Now we are both 84!

And daughter Monika is now 60. Son Martin, who was born in Wollongong, NSW, some ten months after our arrival in Australia, is going to be 60 next year in April. Our youngest daughter Caroline, who was also born in Wollongong, turned 40 last December. Daughter Gabriele (Gaby) sadly 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.

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This picture of the Lone Pine was taken on our way home, on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019. 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.img_0444 DSC_0141DSC_0142

I loved to dip my feet into the water when we had a stop at the Lone Pine last Sunday!

DSC_0139Some kangaroos appeared near the lone pine when we were there last Sunday.

Peter took the following two pictures where we were staying last weekend:

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This large kangaroo was having a good rest right next to our cabin.

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

 

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From Friday, the 31st of May until Sunday, the 3rd of June 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 as migrants from Germany at Port Melbourne. 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)…

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