Spoiled ourselves over the weekend with an impromptu couples retreat with Helen and Jase at Quay West Resort Magenta Shores. The resort was gorgeous, everything was so so clean and NEW. I think it only recently finished building because our GPS located a huge piece of land when we typed the address in. Our lagoon villa was so spacious, with the lagoon pool close by, indoor heated pool, gym and steam just up the road AND with a humongous kitchen with an island *squeeal*.
It wasn’t all indulgence though as our R&R actually turned out to be a super painful one for some after a huge 5 hour workout on the following day. We had booked ourselves a Wine and Kayak Guided Tour (Glenworth Valley Tours $115) through Brisbane Waters and Woy Woy Bay which started at 10am and ended at 3pm. It was supposed to be relaxing, paddling through serene waters, taking in natural surroundings and learning about oyster farms – how their grown, how to eat them best and what wine to match with them and finishing off with a pelican feeding. We did do all of that but it also turned out to be 10km and 4hours of hardcore paddling in the scorching sun… because we were way to competitive and our strokes sucked. Nonetheless we had fun paddling and eventually burning out. Anyhoo, most importantly during the tour we ate the-most-delicious-creamy-oysters-ever farmed from the Tea Gardens. They were the-best-I-ever-had and I wanted more – I think I ate close to a dozen during the tour, but it obviously it wasn’t enough for us so the next few days we went around the local seafood shops for oysters and even ended up spending $35 for a dozen at a restaurant instead.
The rest of the weekend flew by as we tried to relax and limit the use of arms which were still aching from kayaking by hitting the beach and lazing around the lagoon pool, indoor resort pool and soaking our muscles in the steam room.
*sigh* weekends are never long enough anymore :(((
Quay West Resort Magenta Shores
The number one golf course in Australia?
Birds of Paradise soaking up the sun
(on our way to the lagoon pools)
Lagoon pool next to our Villa
(Jase looks really funny here… like a baby’s body with a big head)
Cooking with the besties with a glass of Rosemount O = FTW!
Sweet and Sour Pork
Garlic Butter Chicken
The beach 10mins from our villa
… which was windy and had rough seas…
(my tshirt with ramen made Bill crave noodles)
the boys had very synchronised JUMPS AND LAND which impressed the girls
Found a much calmer beach with shallow waters
R&R makes me so happy
I miss summer already!!