It’s a long way to the top, Day 10 – Urunga

Day 10 Sunday June 15th 2014 Coopernook to Urunga It is a glorious morning and everything looks bright and washed clean. We visit Wauchope because it is there. An old forestry town it has beds of flowering gardenias lining the streets. How good is that? The smell of bacon and eggs wafts across the park from the busy cafe, mmm nice town. We arrive at the Urunga Heads Holiday Park in time for lunch. The neat and spacious park is right on the river. Our van overlooks the spot where the Kalang River joins the Bellinger River to flow out … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 10 – Urunga

It’s a long way to the top, Day 9 – Soaking up the solitude

Day 9 Saturday June 14th 2014 Coopernook It starts to rain gently in the wee hours of the morning yet it is warm enough to have breakfast outside. We meet our neighbour Fred from Port Macquarie. Fred and his wife have sold their house and have several months to wait for the new one to be built. They intend to go north in their camper trailer but have a few loose ends to tie up before they hit the road. Here they are 70kms south of home waiting. One of the loose ends is Fred’s dying mother in law. It … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 9 – Soaking up the solitude

It’s a long way to the top, Day 8 – Coopernook Forest

Day 8 Friday June 13th 2014 Stockton to Coopernook With Sydney behind us we can take our time now. It is a cool overcast morning. The vegetation is changing melaleuca and grass trees amongst the eucalypts. We pull into the little hamlet of Karuah for fuel. Woody decides to wash the windscreen and hasn’t considered the Jeep’s rain sensing wipers. It makes for great entertainment. A quick stop at Taree for supplies, ah the mighty Manning River. I love these big rivers. Roadside sign: Pimpley Squash. Only a few kilometres on we turn off to the Coopernook Pub, it offers … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 8 – Coopernook Forest