This was our first time at Sussex Inlet. Caroline was six and the twins were still five. The rain lasted only for one day. After this we had beautiful summer weather again. When our son Martin came to visit with his wife Elizabeth the Inlet looked gorgeous in lovely sunshine.
It was March and in July Martin and Elizabeth had their first child, a boy named Tristan. After daughter Monika’s twins, Tristan was to be our third grandchild. The following grandchildren were all girls.
After having experienced Sussex Inlet for the first time in 1985 we went back there lots of times. The children and grandchildren always loved it. Only our first born child, daughter Gabriele, who became a quadriplegic in 1961 after she had just turned four. this daughter was never able to join us at Sussex Inlet because she needed an Iron Lung to sleep in for the night. Just recently she did get used to a more modern machine. This new machine should be easy to transport. Knowing our adventurous daughter we wouldn’t be surprised at all if she took to going somewhere on holidays once she did get more used to this portable respirator. In any case it is great news that she finally managed to get rid of the Iron Lung which put a lot of restrictions on her. Gaby tells us her breathing is much better now with the new machine. But back to our visit to Sussex Inlet in 1985.
We were happy that our youngest daughter had the company of the twins. The three of them did get on very well together. When people saw us with the three of them, they often thought they were triplets! The twins would ring their mum from a public phone near the office of the campsite. The place was still called a ‘camp’ but it had newly built units which could accommodate up to eight people each. In March 1985 the unit we were in had been built just a few months ago. Everything looked brand new. The best thing about Sussex Inlet was that it was very secluded. We called it our little paradise.