Sep 2019, Nambucca Heads, NSW It’s too windy to venture out and we’re really feeling the cold (19 degrees). It’s surprising what a difference just a few degrees can make when you’ve become acclimatized to the warmth. Toothless and his … Continue reading Nambucca Noodlings – A small world & a star of a pub
Sep 2019, Nambucca Heads, NSW There’s a family camped next to the Prado’s with an old pop top. They’re an arty bunch and their caravan is brightly coloured and getting brighter as they all chip in hand painting it with … Continue reading Nambucca Noodlings – Just beachy
Sep 2019, Nambucca Heads, NSW We have another night punctuated with scratching, cursing and searching for the Stingoes. Those Wooli munchers really did a job on us and we’re such slow learners, we must remember that no happy hour can … Continue reading Nambucca Noodlings – A fiery sunset
Day 54, 5/9/2019 Thursday Wooli to Nambucca Heads, hot 25 We wake up scratching. Bloody midge bites, so much for the gorgeous sunset. Midges or not it’s hard to leave this relaxing place with well maintained lawns and gardens, river frontage and plenty of birdlife. We stop for a coffee in Woolgoolga (aka the Sikh town). We haven’t been here for years and we want to see how it has grown. It is much bigger and there is a second temple but we can’t smell the curry that was all pervading last time we camped here. The curve of beach … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 54 Nambucca Heads
Day 53, 4/9/2019 Wednesday Wooli, warm Woody went off in search of oysters very early this morning…and won. The oyster shed is only open on certain days and he got lucky. He tells me that they are delicious. I’ll believe … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 53 – Minnie Water
Day 52, 3/9/2019 Tuesday Chinderah to Wooli, 27 We pull out of the park into peak hour traffic but thankfully most of the traffic is going north to the Gold Coast. Further enhancing my theory that Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast are rapidly merging into one very large city. Woody wants to know where they’re all going. How quickly we forget that some people do work. We’re contemplating this when we start bouncing. Oh shit! Not a puncture. We pull over and check the tyres, the car, the van. Gotcha! Bloody New South Wales concrete roads! We always forget … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 52 – Wooli or wonti?
Day 51 2/9/2019, Maryborough, Qld to Chinderah, NSW, 28 degrees It’s a bright sunny morning with only a few tweety birds to wake us. We had hoped to catch up with our mate the One Fish Wonder and his missus … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 51 – The plane, the plane!
Day 50, 1/9/2019 Sunday Cania Gorge to Maryborough, 5 – 26 It’s a treat to hear currawongs calling when you’re under the shower even if they are begging for food. Outside the sun is burning off the mist and whip … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 50 – Racing into Maryborough
Day 48, 30/8/2019 Friday, Mulambin to Cania Gorge, warm 26 Another beautiful morning and we quickly slip back into the old pack up routine. There are farewells all round as we’re the first to leave. The others will catch us down the track shortly. It’s already 22 degrees at 9:00am and we call into Rockhampton for a few supplies. Fruit and Vegies at Doblo’s fabulous fruit barn and spelt bread at Allenstown. We’ve been advised to avoid the New England Highway as the drought has caused Stanthorpe, Tenterfield and Tamworth to be critically low on water. Thus we pick up … Continue reading Follow the Sun, Day 48 Cania Gorge
Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld We’ve had a relaxing time in the Yeppoon area with Woody the Elder and my sister in law, the Really Good Golfer but before they head south to the Goldie (Qld speak for Gold Coast, as opposed to Sunny for Sunshine Coast) we’re joined by old mates ‘Double or Nuthin’ Daz’ and his missus ‘Shirley’ (as in “I’m not drinking tonight, my body’s a temple”). The next day we welcome the Prado’s. That’s right, El & Elle Prado, the folks that we set off to Darwin with last June when our engine blew up! … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Meeting Mates