Drove from Sawtell to Evans Head yesterday. Great weather again.
Went to Broadwater National Park to try & get onto beach. Worked out why we couldn’t drive on beach after getting a look at it, lots of erosion all along the beach.
Prawns from Fish coop for dinner & then a visit to the Illawong Hotel. Great caravan park on the river & beach.
We start today with breakfast at the Riverfront Kiosk & Cafe. Not a bad spot to start the morning.
A walk along the river after Brekkie finds a market where I buy Ulrika a new hat. We also spy a White-bellied Sea-Eagle sitting on a lamp-post next to the river.
Then go for a wander along Tourist Drive 28. Pleasant drive.
Stopped in at a couple of nice spots along the way. Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Lots of Macadamia’s, avocados & Guava being grown in this area. Summerland House Farm which is run by the House with No Steps & finally we had elevenses at Our Daily Bread Cafe.
Dropped in to the Aviation Museum at Evans Head. They have a complete F111 (what a great plane) & Caribou. Apparently Evans Head had the biggest airforce base in the Southern hemisphere in WW2. It was a training facility & there were up to 6000 personal based there.
They also had a MIG 15. Can anybody spot the similarities in the photo below?
Late lunch at Surf Club before a well-earned snooze.
We are leaving tomorrow to head home for a few weeks. Have to put furniture in storage, organise all the bits & pieces & make the place ready for our new tenants.
Had a great time & met lots of great people & saw lots of interesting stuff. Can’t wait to get on the road permanently.