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... from the pharmacy and the flow of blood has stopped a bit when he got back. Once it was plastered up we both headed back to the pharmacy so I could get some stuff to clean it for I had heard a story from a friend that when he cut his foot on some coral if he’d left it untreated it would’ve had to be amputated. My Mother’s natural worry kicked in and I didn’t hesitate on spending a bit of cash on some iodine and peroxide. I got back to the hostel and cleaned it ...
... meanwhile the sun was high!
I came back the same way, and around the evening was back in the centre. I did not get back to the hostel immediately, I was advised to wait until dusk, and see the bats fly out.
Oh that was soo impressive! They flew high so my zoom was not efficient, they were like everywhere! During 20 min the came and came, flying, completely silent, all these `flying foxes' together going to the ocean! A very special moment. A very beautiful ...
Dry and well rested and armed with a local map we drove into the centre of Port Macquarie it was overcast but not raining. We had breakfast at Winkles cafe which was overpriced and rubbish, we appreciate the comments in Lonely Planet that it is best to cater for yourself in Port Macquarie as everything is either poor value or inedible! We cheered ourselves up by a trip to the koala hospital, they are so cute. Next to the hospital is Roto house, ...
... a couple of memorial plaques for people who had died. It was a bit of a rugged walk but it was well worth it for the views.
On the second day we went for a drive around the town checking out the lagoons. It's a bit like Surfers Paradise but on a much smaller scale. There are huge houses overlooking the water. Prices start at about $1 million. We saw a block of land for sale for $650k. We also checked out the shops. There is ...
... afternoon I travel back to Sydney, via a 6 hour train ride and plan one last day looking around Sydney, before I fly back to UK on Thursday and then my journey will be at an end. I'm trying very hard not to feel too down about this as Ive had an amazing adventure and an amazing time. However it'll be very hard to say goodbye to Australia, but I am determined to visit this great country again one ...
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