Bordering on Madness

The New South Wales, Queensland state border is an unusual delineation. At Wallangarra the state border crosses through the railway station platform. At bustling Tweed Heads, NSW in the Summer Time you will find that you can put half of your body in a different time zone as its twin town of Coolangatta is in Queensland and doesn’t partake in Australian Eastern Summer Time, thus it remains an hour behind the rest of the eastern states for nearly half the year. Alcohol isn’t sold in supermarkets in Qld but it is in NSW, so for convenience sake you can duck … Continue reading Bordering on Madness

Old Teven School Site

For those travelling north up Highway 1 and in need of an overnighter that is away from both the traffic and busy coastal towns then this low cost freedom camp fits the bill. We dropped in while touring the area around Ballina, NSW and the Old Teven school looks like a nice free camp with level sites in the paddock and fire pits. There are no facilities as it is for self contained vehicles but being only a few kilometres off the highway with easy access and being a 72 hour camp it would make a perfect overnight stop.     Continue reading Old Teven School Site

Are We Losing It?

It’s happy hour and we’re beside a tidal creek where pelicans fish, up and down the river with the tide. You could say that we are a little relaxed. Our mate Vee Wee is cross that the kids haven’t rung to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. Then we realise that Mother’s Day is the following week. Being a senior is a bit like having several Mother’s Days really. Continue reading Are We Losing It?

The Reverend David Campbell

Winter 2014 After crossing the Hunter River by ferry from the perfectly situated Stockton Beach Holiday Park our day on foot in Newcastle is to be spent chasing our travelling needs. Newcastle is a hilly city and it throws up some interesting sights. Fuelled with fresh coffee we need a supermarket and the nearest is in Newcastle West, thanks to Google Maps we’re off along King Street and we spot an interesting looking hilly garden. Up the stairs we go. It is the old churchyard of the Christ Church Cathedral and each step bears the inscription from a long gone … Continue reading The Reverend David Campbell