This is Tathra Wharf looking back over Tathra township.
My 40 acres is in the hills to the right.
130 years old and possibly the only one remaining on the entire Australian coast.
It's my favorite fishing place.
This is ballists 'ball' on Tathra beach
how it got there is a mystery
(my place is about 10 kilometers behind it).
The large hill shouded in mist is Mumbulla Mountain
(sacred to the local indigernous people)
My place is in those hills.
Down there somewhere to the right lol
After driving through dense forest you suddenly come to my stone gate.
Before I could get building approval, I had to clear 8 acres of forest for when the bush fires come.
Now beware the place is pretty messy - I've been away for most of the past year.
My first effort at using bush rock.
Any resemblence to the one true cross of Christ purely coincidental (or am I in denial?)
Just across that stretch of water lives a caveman and a dannybear and a farkel.
The work ahead - logs to be milled (they're much bigger than they look - average 800mmm wide and over 5 tons weight)
Dams to build, house to erect ..terraces to plant out with pinot noir .. hic..
I lived in this bush humpy for 3 years - I had no idea building approval would take so long.
Used to sit in there mid winter potbelly raging in one corner, me internet raging in the other lol.
Rough as guts but it kept me warm and dry - note the apostate door knocker :)
I found at that you can build anything up to 5mx3m without council approval so I build this little
building and will finish it off and be living in it shortly while I get on with building the main house.
I call it the Tardis because its bigger inside than you'd think..
I can't tell if I'm sizing these right -
"Marriages performed by the Captain are only valid for the duration of the vovage."
This building was an interesting experiment using mostly scrounged materials.
The beams were the first time I had done "draw bore with timber pegs".
I just need a bed in the corner and I'll be comfortable.
Heeeey how many of you have your bedroom on show! lol
I love timber and am quite proud of the way it cleaned up (it came covered it cow and sheep crap).
Ah neighbours - what can ya do?