Fri 30/10/15/ Well Thursday saw us say goodbye to Yamba and hello to Nambucca Heads.
Most of the run down the Pacific H’way was reminiscent of a trip on a neglected corrugated and pot holed goat track with the occasional bit of bliss on new road. When the new road eventually gets finished the old track will be almost impassable through lack of maintenance.
Settled in to our new site for the next few days and enjoyed a glass or two with a BBQ’d pate and bacon filled steak and retired for the night with the sand flies and midgies winning the day.
Friday morning’s walk along the beach was rewarded with several sitings of breaching humpbacks offshore and a pod of dolphin close in. Walking back through the bush we caught glimpses of two pairs of blue wrens and a resident wallaby. After an overcast and misty day yesterday it is great to see and feel the sun again.
Drove over to Macksville for an explore and filled up with gas.
Friday evening a flock of black cockatoos flew over the camp.
A lovely morning and after brekkie we went down to the v wall on the river mouth and fished for an hour or so with no luck. Bream were being caught when we arrived but went off the bite on full tide.
Home for lunch and then back down for a fish on low tide. Only small fish being caught and too many snags. Losing gear with every cast, so headed back to camp for a drink and dinner of tacos on the Weber. The wind dropped and we had a mild night.
Heading for The Pub With No Beer tomorrow.
A new month started already and we drove out to Taylor’s Arm and The Pub With No Beer. Contrary to the sign there was beer on tap and after one for the road we picnic lunched in a local park and headed back to camp via Macksville picking of some Nambucca River oysters on the way.
Oysters naturelle followed by BBQ’d pork chops and a wine or two had us ready for bed and an early start next morning.
Monday 2/11 and we were packed up and on the road before 10 am headed for Croki ( pronounced “Crow Kye” Riverside Caravan Park. Here we are right alongside the Manning River in a beautiful little park with friendly people. After a quick trip into Taree we are stocked up and here until Friday morning.
This evening on dusk a large pod of dolphin came up the river herding fish ahead of them which was quite a sight. A chorus of frogs and flashes of lightening in the distance set the scene for saying goodnight folks.