Back down under to my favorite place in Oz! I arrived on Monday and spent a cool, rainy weekend in the most special little town in all of Australia - Pearl Beach - before starting my drive north along the east coast. Like last year, my plan is to check out every beach that catches my fancy between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. First stop, Forster, just a couple hours north of Newcastle. I swung by Merether Beach and picked up Hadewych who is making the drive with me this time. We arrived in time to have a swim and relaxing dinner in our little haven in the trees.