Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nambucca Heads

On leaving Roger, Belinda and Glen at Goolawah Community we drove off not really knowing where we would be staying that night. We did have thoughts of visiting Bellingen and camping in the Showgrounds. Once we laid eyes on the shade enveloped showgrounds that was enough to quickly propel us out of the town and follow the road to Nambucca Heads, where we stayed in the Foreshore CP. Day two arrived and I was down and out for the count with a bout of the flu, stayed in bed most of the day. Jude went for a walk around the town, mostly to stay away from me. Day three saw a huge improvement in my enthusiasm, enabling us to walk to the mouth of the Nambucca River and around the town only to return to camp and discover that a camp neighbour had backed his F350 truck into the right front guard of our car. Now we have an appointment with a Crash Repairer in Maroochydore on 27th July. This event encouraged us to move out of Nambucca Heads next morning and head onto our next stop, "who knows where?" Grafton Showgrounds was where we found a place to settle in at $95 per week. I was on a downer again from the flu, only recovering several days later. Hope it has finally cleared my system now. The turn over of caravans and motor homes in the showgrounds has been astounding, we have met so many interesting people here.

An Echidna in the wood pile at Goolawah Community. This fellow was a regular fossicker in the community area.

The extensive rock wall on the Nambucca River is covered with graffiti, mostly names of families visiting the area, many return each year.

The Nambucca River just before it reaches the sea.

At Grafton now, this is the bridge over The Clarence River. This bridge is unique in that it has two sharp turns along the span. These turns make it interesting when towing a caravan across, one has to nudge the centre line with the tow vehicle to make sure the caravan clears the kerb on the inside.

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