14 November – The road to Wooli

The weather cleared overnight and could not be a bigger contrast. No clouds, no wind. A perfect morning for a swim prior to heading to Macksville.

Forster Beach, Scotts Head
Beach towel on the sand

We packed up the motorhome and got away on time, headed for Macksville to meet up with an old friend of Robin’s from school.

Macksville is quite a busy country town that doesn’t seem to have suffered too much from being bypassed unlike the aforementioned Buladelah. The town spans the Nambucca River and reminded Robin of parts of Grafton. We had coffee and conversation then turned our minds to heading towards Wooli.

Riverside park in the middle of Macksville
The narrow bridge over The Nambucca River

The route to Wooli passes through Coffs Harbour. What visit to Coffs would be complete without a visit to the Big Banana (We only did a drive by for the photo).

The famous Big Banana. Similar in concept to its famous relatives The Big Prawn, The Big Pineapple & The Big Merino

Another hour and 100km later we arrived at Wooli Caravan Park. We have a great site backing onto the river and 100 metres from the beach ?. First duty was to set up the motorhome and finally get the awning up without worrying about it blowing away. It took about 7 minutes to set the awning, connect the power, connect the water and set up the table and chairs. Much much quicker than my first attempt.

Ready for a late lunch

One of the striking things about our country for overseas visitors is the relentlessly blue sky. Today was no exception.

The relentless blue sky above Australia

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