My wife and I love nothing better than getting on the motorbike and heading bush. (well I think she likes it as much as I do
We have had lots of experiences, both good and bad, often these lead to a general impression of the location and the locals.
Here are a couple, would love to hear other ASF'ers experiences with our "off the beaten track" locations:
- Ulladulla, absolutely the best pizza we have ever had. Just opposite the boat harbour area - didn't go for the pub much, too many noisy teens and young 20's doing the usual drink and get stupid on a public holiday thing.
- Bega, found a great little pub, just a few old locals in attendance - the best country steak ever, with an entree of delactable local oysters - enjoyed the country hospitality and great food.
- Collector, brekky at the only petrol between Goulbourn and Canberra. Tin Shed dunny, no menu for breakfast - just a "do you want a cooked breakfast?" from the owner.... what a delight, eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, grilled tomato washed down with fresh brewed coffee. We've been longing for another brekky there
- Cooma, what a bunch of stuck up hicks, people at the pubs just about stop talking when you go through the doors. Men and women segregated to their own corners of the pub. People look sideways at you in the street. If it wasn't 8PM on a cold winter's night we may have just gone to the next town.
- Lithgow, just down right boring
- Cowra, well a breath of fresh air. People say G'day in the street, everyone seems happy, the pub has this huge blackboard menu that takes half an hour to read - I've never seen steak done in so many different ways!
- Young, cute country town - a little boring, but we came for the Cherries. The Cherry Festival was a non event, but the people are nice and grabbing a couple of boxes of the freshest cherries you've ever had is pure heaven.
- Woy Woy - worst fish and chips we've ever had...and from a seaside town.
I have a heap of others but would prefer to hear yours, give us some inspiration for our next journey.