Saturday, 25 August 2012

On to Sydney

Our first night in NSW we spent in Evans Head, a lovely little coastal village on the northern coast. We camped right on the river, with beautiful pelican friends.





The next morning we paid a surprise visit to Rod, a previous boss of Wayne's who moved there 19 years ago. He has a busy vet practice there now so we could only see him for a quick visit.

We have had to change our itinerary slightly to allow Wayne to do some computer work for a day in Newcastle.
No central NSW for us this time round, but we have found the VERY FIRST Big Aussie icon.


We negotiated our way into Pymble in Sydney, where we spent two nights with friends Damon and Ann, and their four kids, Erin, Hamish, Lachie and Angus. We sun baked on the northern beaches one day, watching the filming of "Home and Away", and had a great evening out while Alice babysat the crew.

Leaving Sydney was an experience. We decided the harbour bridge was a must, so off we went. 57km took two hours, AND some mongrel bus driver clipped our wing mirror! Got some good snaps though!



As we are now hugging the coast, we travelled the Sea Cliff Bridge, constructed in 2005 to solve the issue of rock avalanches from the cliffs.



Last night we stopped at Lake Tabourie, a really beautiful peaceful spot. It's probably hell in summer with tourists everywhere, but we basically had it to ourselves. A definite "must come back" place. We watched the storms gathering, and the wind freshening. A little rain overnight, and a gusty wind. The wind is now gale force and amazing. Today's driving might be a challenge. We could stay another day here, but we might blow to New Zealand!




I know! Another b*** sunset!!

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