With beautiful weather forecast and housework calling we decided to hit the road and take a lovely Sunday drive down the coast to see what we could find.
Our first stop was the small but pretty Japanese Gardens of Gosford Regional Gallery on the Central Coast of NSW. The Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Garden was a gift to the people of Gosford as a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship, by our Sister City, Edogawa, (near Tokyo in Japan).
The meandering pathways lead to traditional Japanese features including, a Japanese teahouse, raked dry stone garden (Karesansui), stone lanterns and a pond filled with Koi fish. I imagine that when the trees start to flower it would be quite pretty in the garden
Bulgandry is wearing a headdress, holding a circular object in one hand (a shield?) and an elongated object in the other, while at his waist is a club or woomera. Close to him is an elongated object which may be a canoe, which is rarely seen in engravings. The third unusual object is a spider or octopus (in any case, it has eight legs) next to a kangaroo.
From Bulgandry we headed to another section of the National Park to the Girrakool loop track, where we located some small but lovely waterfalls – a definite to go back to after some rains !