Banned on the Run, Day 105 – Talking turkey…

Day 105 Wednesday 23/9/20 Mylestom, warm 26 I’m processing a few photos when I hear banging outside. I look out the window to find a brush turkey beating the hell out of a zip lock bag of bread that I’d left on the table earlier. I chase after him and he takes off, bag in beak, strong legs pounding across the park. Woody goes for a long walk along the river while listening to a podcast when a chap on a first floor veranda calls out to him. The guy had been hosing his veranda when the top door had … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 105 – Talking turkey…

Banned on the Run, Day 104 – Finding peace

Day 104 Tuesday 22/9/20 Mylestom, hot 30 Needless to say, it was a hot night with some rain and by 9:00am it’s already 20 degrees. It’s hair colour day again. Have I mentioned the state of the internet and phones here? We take a short drive down to Macksville for another of their great lunches before we leave this coast. Sorry VeeWee you missed out on a return visit, this time. Elle is hanging for one of their Mexican Parmies and can’t stop talking about how good the last one was. We arrive to find that the menu was changed … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 104 – Finding peace

Banned on the Run, Day 103 – Roasting in the rain

Day 103 Monday 21/9/20 Mylestom, hot then wet 29 We drive into to Bellingen for fruit and vegies, I slyly check the case moths hanging in the trees. As the Prado’s are cooking dinner tonight we buy cakes for dessert from Hearthfire Bakery, the one down the lane beside the Federal Hotel. By the time we return the strong sea breeze is playing havoc with the Prado awning. The warm wind becomes most unpleasant to be outside and the roof hatches can’t be opened as they bang and clatter with the wind from the wrong angle. Inside the van it’s … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 103 – Roasting in the rain

Banned on the Run, Day 100 – Is it 100 days already?

The internet is poor here. Mostly one bar and it often drops out. Our best option is to use it early in the morning. Funnily enough we get two bars of reception on the beach. Perhaps we should park the van above the high tide mark. In the afternoon we drive around Repton and find the “Old Coast Road”. A gravel road crosses a narrow wooden bridge and winds into the tall timber of the Bongil Bongil National Park. I wonder if this is the original Sydney Brisbane road? Next there’s Raleigh to explore. A dairying community with a large … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 100 – Is it 100 days already?

Banned on the Run, Day 99 – Trimming

Day 99 Thursday 17/9/20 Mylestom, warm 24 There’s no point in rushing home, there’s no AFL Grand Final in Melbourne, no hype and hoopla. Hairdressers in Melbourne won’t be opening until late October at the earliest so we book appointments with Anthony at A Flair for Hair in Urunga to get trimmed up. Anthony is a nice bloke and he tells us that the town is busier than normal. We’re not the only ones ‘locked’ in NSW. Back at camp it’s time for another long walk on the beach. Bugger! I just squirted lemon juice on the bed while marinating … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 99 – Trimming

Banned on the Run, Day 98 – Busting out all over

Day 98 Wednesday 16/9/20, strong northerly 23 An early morning walk to the river while Woody drives to Toormina for a blood test. El Prado drives us up to Bellingen for lunch at the Federal Hotel. We have seafood pie and tempura vegetables if you’re interested and of course El Prado has yet another parmie. Of course there’s another quick visit to the fruit barn, which I might add has hundreds of case moths hanging from the hedge out front. Only one who waits in the car would know that tiny snippet of trivia. Bugger I didn’t photograph them. On … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 98 – Busting out all over

Banned on the Run, Day 97 – Using Silver Bait

Day 97 Tuesday 15/9/20 Mylestom, sunny 23 Another warm and dewy morning. A lady who lives opposite the park bakes bread and make jams and relishes. Woody checks her garden each day just in case she has made more. The internet here is abysmal but not everything in paradise is perfect. The Prado’s go shopping in the big smoke (Toormina) and buy smoked cod. We laze about and walk the beach, just for variety. When Elle cooks her favourite smoked cod casserole for dinner we swoon. I swear I’ll never cook cod any other way from now on. We eat … Continue reading Banned on the Run, Day 97 – Using Silver Bait