Day 105 Wednesday 17th Sept 2014 Sutton Forest to Temora We’re up and off early and thankful of the Jeep’s heated seats. On the Hume Highway, Goulburn is cold, windy and 11 degrees. It’s interesting to note that English tradition … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 105 – Working Warbirds
Day 104 Tuesday 16th Sept 2014 Sutton Forest It is an icy cold morning but toasty and warm in the farmhouse. Swathed in jeans, jumpers and gumboots, K takes us on a tour of the property and shows us the … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 104 – The Surveyor General
Day 103 Monday 15th Sept 2014 Stockton to Sutton Forest The Newcastle Shipwreck Walk is on the northern breakwater at the mouth of the Hunter River. Built on the rusting hulks of numerous shipwrecks it is a place for reflection. … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 103 – Tranquility & Hospitality
Day 102 Sunday 14th Sept 2014 Crescent Head to Stockton The tide is low in the early morning when I walk up the creek to the lagoon to see the birds. We buy salty fresh oysters and bugs from the … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 102 – On the home stretch now
Day 101 Saturday 13th Sept 2014 Crescent Head We’re camped right on the Killick Creek near a little wooden bridge. We can see the creek mouth and the beach. There is plenty of people watching to do. People strolling, kids … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 101 – Crescent Head
Day 100 Friday 12th Sept 2014 Sawtell to Crescent Head Woody the Elder and The Very Good Golfer head home to the Gold Coast and we make our way south to South West Rocks with Double or Nuthin’ and Shirley. The Macleay Valley is a cow’s paradise, the wide river flats of lush green grass and tall birds wading in small soaks. There are little hamlets with names like Rainbow’s End and Rainbow Reach and the perfectly wondrous Jerseyville where two storey weatherboard houses cling to the riverbanks. We buy meat from the award-winning local butcher who happens to be … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 100 – How good are your sausages?
Day 96 – 99 Monday Sep 8th – Thursday 11th 2014 Sawtell We have four delightful days. The weather is warm and the evenings mild. The sun rises very early but it is worthwhile walking on the beach. The view … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Days 96 – 99 Seeing Sawtell Region
Day 95 Sunday Sep 7th 2014 Sapphire Beach to Sawtell The Best Man and M head off early on their way home, inland via Tamworth. We pack up in the rain and brace ourselves for the long drive to Sawtell … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 95 – Sawtell
Day 94 Sunday Sep 7th 2014 Sapphire Beach We’re in luck it’s warm enough to have breakfast outside with the brush turkeys. A walk through the nearby quite new housing estate leads to spacious parklands and access to the beach and back to camp. The surf is still pounding so it is refreshing. To celebrate Father’s Day M suggests that we all meet in Coffs Harbour for lunch at the Park Beach Bowls Club (I think ‘bowlo’ is the term around here). Towing Kms: 0 Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 94 – Did someone say bowlo?
Day 93 Saturday Sep 6th 2014 Yelgun to Sapphire Beach It was a quiet night and no traffic noise. We have a breakfast coffee at Brunswick Heads and the local market is in full swing beside the river. The town … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 93 – Sapphire Beach