People tend to visit Jervis Bay for its turquoise water and breathtaking beaches. So what to do when it’s raining?
Well, the twins and I are just back after a few days down there which weren’t all dry. Here’s what we got up to:
Movies at Huski Pictures
We love this quaint cinema, much cheaper than Sydney and so much more interesting than a multiplex. Read about Huskisson Pictures here.
Nattering in cafes
My current fave is Main Deck on Owen Street, but when the kids were younger we’d always go to the The Husky Bakery and Cafe.
I’m also in love with the gorgeous Hyams Beach Store + Cafe
Buy some books
Boobooks on Owen Street is a delight, a tiny shop with a really well curated assortment of books just crying out to be bought and read.
And at the house:
Reading books and magazine
We’ve done lots of other stuff in the past too when it’s raining:
If the rain is warm and there’s no wind, we still walk on the beach and even swim in the sea.
We used to take the kids to theThe Bay and Basin Pool in Vincentia every time it rained, just to wear them out.
Visit the local museums
In Huskisson you’ll find the very interesting:
Open 10am – 4pm daily except Christmas Day. Children under 16 enter free.
Woollamia Road and Dent Street, Huskisson, NSW 2540
The Museum can be accessed from Woollamia Road or Dent Street.
There is off street parking at both entrances.
Between Jervis Bay and Nowra, fly with:
Open seven days a week except for New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas and Boxing Days.
489A Albatross Road which runs south-west from Nowra, and becomes Kalandar Street that intersects with the Princes Highway.
Kids love clambering into some of the planes and helicopters at this huge museum, great for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts of all ages.
In Nowra every Saturday you can go back in time at:
Meroogal (one of the Living Museums)
Open 10.30am – 3.30pm you need to take a guided tour
Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra, NSW 2541
Read more here:
I’m glad to say that there was a dry late afternoon and I managed to whizz out with my tripod and experiment with sunset and with slow shutter speed. Results below.
Whatever the weather, Jervis Bay can make you smile.
To be honest, if I didn’t have children with me, I’d be thrilled to spend a lot of time down there in wet weather. I’d just read and read and natter and eat and read some more. Sounds heavenly. How long until retirement?
Happy holidays in the wet and the dry!