Original plan was to have breakfast down at the beach but the grey weather must have put off the cafe owners who didn't bother opening up. Instead we went back to Nelson Bay marina where I spotted a modern day Long John Silver with a proper wooden leg. Normally the dolphins would hang around the edge of the marina but we had to make do with some window shopping of boats for Neil. We must have been getting too acclimatised as with the 21C we felt we needed long-sleeved tops.
Went back to visit a few more beaches further down the coast but the damp air and greyness didn't look that inviting to stay. Only a few hardcore (and jobless) surfers stuck around. Near one of the beaches was a known area for koalas where eucalyptus trees for common. It took awhile but Kerry spotted one sleeping but it was so high up and had its back turned to us so couldn't really see its face.
Lunch was at Murrays Brewery which offered a taster 'wheel' of their six beers. Unlike the Blue Tongue version there were more varied in flavour choice. The Grand Cru was just like its Belgian white beer equivalent whilst others were a lot more citrus in flavour. We'd just caught the end of a serving to two coach-loads of Koreans. Hotwings for me and a cheese board for Kerry and Neil.
The weather was teasing us with some rays of sunshine but as we headed towards the quad-bike place it chucked it down to spoil the plan. For dinner we headed back to the local marina where I had a battered barramundi fish, a bit like cod. Didn't hang around for another drink as we had an early start for our flight to Uluru. Poor Nikki, who was to drive us the 200km to the airport, hadn't even arrived back from her work when we went to bed. Alarm set for 5am!