It is day one of the long awaited first leg of our beach side honeymoon in Jervis Bay and it is FREEZING.
It is inconceivable to me that just four sleeps before Christmas it can be too cold to swim. Whilst the weather is sunny and there are blue skies as far as the eye can see (I have the sunburn to prove it) the temperature is cool, and the water even cooler...brr. We both got as far as our waists at Hyams Beach before we retreated to the white sandy beach and rugged up in our towels and shivered until we were dry.
So Plan B was to hop into the car and check out what else is on offer in Jervis Bay besides its icy cold beaches.
We end up at Huskisson right on lunch time and head up to the Husky Bakery and Cafe for some warming up. As far as Plan B’s go, this was a pretty good one.
The bakery smells just like a bakery should. A mix of savoury aromas from the freshly baked bread and homemade pies mixes with the sweet temptations on offer. We’re like kids in a candy shop as we rush from display case to display case deciding what we should order.
The Boy opts for a Husky Pie ($3.70) and it looks mouth-wateringly good. The pie is filled with huge chunks of steak and the pastry is thick, flaky and crispy. The gravy is thick and rich. I have major food envy, but lucky for me The Boy offers to share his bounty with me.
Even though the wedding is now long gone and the wedding dress packed away in the wardrobe, I decide to go for a healthier option as I know I’m going to be pigging out with the best of them when we land in Hawaii for Honeymoon 2.0 just after Christmas.
I choose a tasty looking Tortilla Wrap ($5.50) that is jammed packed with Mexican Spiced Chicken , salad and sweet chilli sauce (oh sweet chilli sauce, why must you be everywhere I am)? My tortilla wrap is tasty and filling, but I would have loved if it was dressed with something tastier than store bought sweet chilli sauce.
Surprisingly The Boy and I leave with the bakery without a sweet treat. When we went back to the counter to buy a little something special the shop had been invaded by American tourists about to try their first Aussie meat pie...ever! None of them can decide which sauce to squirt on their pie. I (helpfully ?) tell them to avoid the sweet chilli sauce that is being offered to them and go for the tomato sauce . After all it’s just not cricket to eat your pie any other way!
Husky Bakery and Cafe is at 11 Currambeene Street, Huskisson. Just look for the old baker's van out the front and you'll know you're in the right spot.