Another weekend over and we’re just that little bit closer to Christmas and the dawning of a near year. I was looking forward to a quiet weekend at home before launching into preparing for Christmas with my family, but my husband had other ideas, thanks to his work, we were lucky enough to be included in the 4 ASD Kids charity weekend at the Salt Mantra resort at Kingscliff. I could talk about the great work that the charity undertakes in assisting families and children with autism, but you’re better off reading the information on their website, 4 ASD Kids.
Apart from getting sunburned lying around the pool and drinking far too much alcohol on the Saturday night it was an enjoyable weekend, our room had an ocean view and we could watch and listen to the waves crashing on the shore. The Special Olympics Dancers performed on Saturday night at the Gala event, they were wonderful and received standing ovations, on Sunday they were the most active and enthusiastic participants on the beach volleyball court.
The Kingscliff area is a beautiful part of Northern New South Wales and not far from the border separating the state from Queensland, the beaches seem to go for miles and there are many popular spots for enjoying a picnic or barbeque. The cafes that line the esplanade offer hungry visitors a variety of tasty treats ranging from freshly baked cakes and pies to Thai food and Salt and Pepper Calamari. The lighthouse at Fingal Head is also worth visiting, at the edge of the cliff you can see the huge beach or look in the other direction at the columnar-jointed basalt called the Giant’s Causeway.