Capricorn Dancers, Day 16 – Border, what border?

Day 16 Friday 11/6/21 Casino to Palm Beach, warm sunny

The uncertainty is getting to us. Do we risk 4 days in Murwillumbah Showgrounds at $25 per night and cross the border daily with no guarantee that we can continue into Qld when we are ready to move on or do we go into Qld and stay at Tallebudgera Creek for $65 per night?

We set off for Murwillumbah then change our minds and head for a border crossing. As we cruise up the Pacific Highway the car balks at the gentle hills and starts over revving. We had never realised how many hills there are on this stretch. Thankfully after stopping at a rest area the problem disappears. We are worrying to excess about the border check point and have our paperwork and proof of travel ready when our bank guy rings. As we blissfully chat about things back in the real world we suddenly realise that there will be no border check as we are already in Qld. “Shit!” Says Woody “Was that the Coolangatta Airport? We’re in Queensland!”.

The Tallebudgera Creek Caravan Park is squishy but at least we’re down the back near the creek and away from the highway noise and the receptionist perused our documents for proof of time out of a Covid zone (Victoria). The last time we stayed here we were metres from the highway and a bus stop. The noise was so unbearable that Woody took his hearing aids out. We pop out to The Pines shopping centre to stock up on supplies and can’t believe how busy things are. I should also mention the coughing, everyone is coughing and not into their elbows and social distancing is not happening as it’s too busy for anyone to keep any distance. We shell shocked Victorians are near trembling. At least we get to spend time with Woody the Elder and our sister-in-law The Very Good Golfer.

Accom: $65.00

Towing Kms: 137kms

Tallebudgera Creek, Qld

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