Day 35 Wednesday 30/6/21 Woodgate, rainy cool 21
Today I’ve bared my legs. Day 35 and I’ve finally dragged out the shorts. Usually we’d be pulling on the shorts at about day 4 or 5 as we cross the T Shirt line at Coffs Harbour. But this year is a particularly cold one even this far north. Damn! I haven’t even finished my breakfast and already I realise that shorts are a bad idea as I need to sit on my feet to keep warm……and speaking of clothes I bought a new bra in Bundaberg which I’ve now discovered will be totally unsuitable for corrugated roads. From now on it will be known as The Bundy Bouncing Bra.
The south westerly breeze here is constant and for the first time ever we wish we had brought our annexe. Annexe? A very expensive canvas puzzle that lives in our garage at home to save our holidays from being ruined by marital disagreements.
To get us out of the van between showers we pack a happy hour picnic and drive to the northern edge of town to the mouth of Theodolite Creek. Well sheltered by trees that are dripping in Old Man’s Beard moss we find a host of picnic shelters overlooking the Sandy creek mouth. People are fishing and families are messing about with boats, dogs are yapping and four wheel drives are parked on the sand.
Towing Kms: 0
Footnote: Some midges are very clever and anaesthetize your skin so you don’t know that you’ve been bitten until a few hours later. I have a sneaking suspicion that we met a flock of them at the creek.