Getting Ready to Head Further North
Trip Start Jan 06, 2009
28Trip End Nov 24, 2009
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Charlie and Jan's Home
We visited the tiny town of Bellbrook and had lunch of fish and chips overlooking the Macleay river. The countryside scenery around here is just beautiful. Some of the unsealed roads we have travelled on are a bit rough and Wayne swears our campervan has square wheels on it.
A few days later we visited Hat Head National Park which has some spectacular beaches and great walks
Another day we had an early start and drove up to Urunga on the coast then headed west on Hwy 78 which is also known as Waterfall Way. The 1st stop was Bellingen, a beautiful rural town on the Bellinger river. This whole part of Australia is beef and dairy cattle country. Next was onto Dorrigo via Newell Falls, Crystal Falls and Dangar Falls. Our final and favourite falls today was Ebor falls.
We have done a lot of fishing here during our days not touring around, and have caught quite a few small bream but only recently caught one large enough to eat, a very mild tasting fish. A couple of days ago when we were sitting on the beach reading, we noticed a man at the edge of the water moving something back and forth in front of him. My curiosity got the better of me, so I went up and asked him what he was doing. He was "worming", something I had never heard of or seen before. He had a dead fish tied onto a piece of string attached to his wrist. He would move the dead fish back and forth to bring the beach worms to the surface of the sand
Our old faithful Canon pocket camera decided to go on the blink last weekend, so after researching cameras on line, we headed to Coffs Harbour for the day to purchase a replacement. We had narrowed it down to another Canon and two Panasonic models, we ended up with a Panasonic TZ11 and so far we are happy with it.
After 4 very relaxing weeks at South West Rocks, we are getting ready to move on again. This is a beautiful part of Australia that we had no idea existed and probably would not have even stopped here had it not been for the house sitting position. Thank you Charlie, Jan and Heidi. We are surrounded by pristine beaches, rolling green hills, rivers, rainforests, waterfalls and mountains all within an hour and ½ drive. We have driven through many small country towns where the locals were just amazingly friendly and helpful. Many great moments and memories here.