Brewongle Environmental Centre is nestled in between eucalyptus trees and red banskia bush. I drove over the Hawkesbury river, then through villages, fields and into bushland. I loved crossed the river on the Sackville ferry. The craggy sandstone reddish cliffs are beautiful.
Brewongle is a NSW Education Department environmental school, learning centre and bush retreat.
Authors Simon French, Sue Whiting, James Roy and I were there to inspire talented kids to write.
The kids ran into the 1878 sandstone school house with its wooden porch and stone masonry wash stand hand. They scrambled into old wooden school benches with inkwells and pen nibs and we had a special time.