At Mullumbimby Leagues Club we ask a couple of regulars for the camp ground caretaker. “See that bloody big Norfolk pine over there, ask for Marg”. Bordered by the footy ground, a golf course and the river, the camp ground is a large grassy area with about twenty vans, motor homes and buses it costs us $25.
Mullumbimby (NSW) township is about two kilometres away and a good walk. The shopping strip is lined with palm trees there is a fair sprinkling of home wares and coffee shops and the real estate is expensive. We have a beer at the Middle Pub and sit at the open window watching the passing parade. The locals are a colourful bunch of both the well heeled and hippie folk. There is a predominance of beanies, dreadlocks and harem pants among the latter and a lot of the wearers seem to be over sixty. Perhaps the beanies are nowadays warming balding heads.