Wellington Rocks

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  • Day121

    Dolphin point

    March 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Helaas geen laatste reeftour, de cyclonen blijven dat tegenhouden( bijna 1 week geduld gehad) en tijdens t snorkelen bij Bundaberg verwond ik mijn handen en knieën flink. Ik zak dus verder af langs de kust : Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Port Maquarie, met overnachting bij Captain Cook lookout, waar ik direct wel 30 dolfijnen spot .... eindelijk ook “ wilde” koala s gezien, en dan blijk ik dichtbij t koala hospital te zijn. Informatieve rondleiding aldaar, de ( half) blinde koala’s krijgen een parasol tegen de zon...Read more

  • Day27

    Doppelter Badespaß

    March 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Wir starten unseren Tag mit einer kleinen Wanderung durch das Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve. Hier kommt man sich vor wie im tiefsten Dschungel. Ein bisschen angsteinflößend sind die vielen Fledermäuse, die über unseren Köpfen schlafend im Baum hängen oder ihre Kreise durch die Luft ziehen. Sandra fühlt sich an den Film von Alfred Hitchcock "Die Vögel" erinnert - gruselig. So schön und faszinierend es hier auch ist, wir beschleunigen unsere Schritte den sonst wird man von den vielen Moskitos aufgefressen. Ein paar Stiche bekommen wir aber trotzdem ab.

    Auf der Fahrt zu unserem nächsten Ziel - Nambucca Heads - treffen wir auf einen Rastplatz noch ein deutsches Päärchen, die mit ihrer 8 Monate alten Tochter unterwegs sind und tauschen ein paar Erfahrungen aus.

    Nachdem wir am Campingplatz angekommen sind und ausgepackt haben wollen wir das tolle Wetter noch nutzen und die Bademöglichkeiten testen. Zuerst in der Lagune mit Salzwasser. Hanna testet heute mal ihren Schwimmring und dümpelt alleine durchs Wasser. Sie beobachtet die teilweise richtig großen Fische und die Vögel, sogar ein Pelikan landet zum Fische fangen im Wasser. Am Ufer werden wir von kleinen Krabbelfischen angeknabbert und Thomas entdeckt sogar noch ein paar Seegurken. Hanna sitzt hier im seichten Wasser und plantscht fröhlich herum. Aus ihr wird noch eine richtige Wasserratte. 😂

    Den ganzen Sand waschen wir dann im Pool ab, der ist um einiges kälter als die Lagune und Hanna hält sich ganz fest an ihrem Papa.
    So viel Wasser macht müde und sie fällt bald erschöpft ins Bett. Wir testen heute mal den örtlichen Pizzalieferdienst, mal schauen ob die Aussies auch Pizza backen können 😜
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  • Day28

    Plantschen in der Lagune

    March 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Nein, die Aussies können keine gute Pizza machen aber man kann sie essen 😜.
    Morgens ist es noch bewölkt aber nachdem Hanna ein langes Mittagsschläfchen gemacht hat, kommt die Sonne raus und wir machen uns wieder auf zum Baden. Zuerst ist Hanna das Wasser noch zu kalt aber nachdem sie etwas am Ufer im Sand gespielt hat will sie dann doch noch plantschen. Mit Papa paddelt sie vergnügt in ihrem Schwimmring durchs Wasser.

    Auch heute können wir wieder viele bunte Fische in der Lagune beobachten und wir werden wieder von kleinen Shrimps angeknabbert. Hanna genießt nach dem plantschen die windelfrei Zeit und bieselt uns auch gleich auf die Decke 😵.

    Auch dieser Tag ist wieder viel zu schnell vorbei und es ist Zeit zum schlafen gehen.
    Eigentlich wollten wir morgen wieder weiter fahren aber uns gefällt es hier so gut, dass wir beschlossen haben noch eine weitere Nacht zu bleiben.
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  • Day30

    Exploring... Nambucca Heads.

    August 9, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Daryl took us for a day trip today.
    First stop Nambucca Heads.
    We stopped at a high point so we could see the views.
    This is simply stunning.
    You could see sandbars, the estuary, the different coloured water showing the different depth.
    Surf was breaking but no surfers.
    That’s because, said Daryl, it’s very ‘sharkie’.
    Apparently the very aggressive Bull Sharks ( think slightly smaller white pointers ) hang around the entrance to the estuary to catch fish going in and out.
    That’s also where the surfers would be.
    The Bull Sharks also swim up the estuary.
    Didn’t like that much but the views were amazing!!!!!
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    I love the beautiful views [Mona]

  • Day100

    Beaches, Rocks, a Scary Drive & a Gaol

    November 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today is day 100 of our trip! First thing we did was check how Cadbury was feeling after limping yesterday. We were very happy to see that he seemed to have recovered. We packed a picnic lunch and headed south to explore some of the beaches nearby, starting with the pretty Scott’s Head with its pristine stretch of sand and aqua coloured water.

    Then we drove inland to find a picnic ground in the forest. The road was not sealed and was quite bad most of the way, narrow, winding and with large pot holes. Eventually we found the picnic ground but I wasn’t feeling the best after all the bumping around (and it was national park meaning we couldn’t take Cadbury out of the car) so after a short stop we drove a different (and much better) track back to the main highway.

    After this little 4X4 adventure we headed to South West Rocks after stopping to eat our lunch by the banks of the Macleay River at Rainbow Reach, across the river from Jerseyville.

    Next stop: South West Rocks. We drove around checking out the information Centre and the caravan park before parking and walking over the grassy hill to check out the gorgeous view of rust-brown and yellow sandstone rocks with a large expanse of blue ocean swells beyond. On either side of the rocky outcrop were beautiful expanses of white sand beaches, stretching as far as the eye could see.

    Final stop for the day was the nearby Arakoon Conservation Park to check out Trial Bay Gaol and camp ground, and the beautiful lighthouse standing proud on the tip of the peninsula. The harsh, cold stone walls of the gaol sitting high above the rocks below made the visit eerie and dramatic.

    The gaol was built to house prisoners who were brought to the area in 1886 to construct a breakwater (that was never completed) to make Trial Bay a safe harbour halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. During World War 1 the gaol was used as an internment camp for local German residents who were suspected (almost always falsely) to be conspiring with the enemy. Since then it has been left to rot and is now an historic ruin.

    We drove back to Nambucca Heads and enjoyed a bit of late afternoon sunshine outside, giving the Weber its first workout in a while, before heading inside for the night.

    Night night again from the Mid North Coast of NSW xx
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  • Day98

    To the Coast & Beautiful Board Walks

    November 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Today we left our campsite at Thora after the Insiders program on ABC of course - especially important today in light of the election in Victoria yesterday (we did early postal votes).

    We didn’t have very far to drive from near the bottom of the Waterfall Way to the coast. We made a last minute decision to stop at the first seaside town of Urunga where we checked out a Wetlands boardwalk. This was created to try to restore the severely damaged land after Broken Hill Antimony Processing Plant operated from 1969 processing 400 tonne of product and 1600 tonne of waste into the surrounding land. In 1974 the plant was abandoned with no plan as to how to clean up. Finally the NSW government took it over and, employing many local workers, finished the wetlands project in 2017.

    The wetlands walk was very peaceful and pretty, with a forest walk and a board walk over the wetlands allowing you to view the many water Lillies and surrounding forest.

    After our walk we drove to the beach to walk along another board walk that goes from the beach, across the river, through the mangroves and all the way to the ocean. It is a spectacular and magical walk, as you peer into the crystal, clear water below and see fish of all sizes scurrying and weaving their way along. All around you see emerald green water, low tide white sand hills, mangrove gently swaying in their watery bed and, in the distance, the powerful ocean with frothing, white caps. We got quite hot while walking and we forgot our water bottles on this walk, so we got (me especially) pretty tired. Finally made it back to the car, picked up a few groceries and headed to the next town south, Nambucca Heads.

    We checked out the Captain Cook Lookout (towing the caravan - total madness!), driving up some very steep, narrow roads to get there. Here we gazed out at the most perfect vista of grey and white moody clouds painted across a vast sky, above a gentle, curving river and clear lagoon directly below us. Around the lagoon we could see caravans laid out like toy trucks. Beyond the lagoon lay a feisty ocean with a big swell and white caps to match.

    We drove down to the caravan park to see if they could do a good deal for a few days, as otherwise we planned to continue our way south.

    All good. We scored a mid-week special and set up our caravan one row back from the lagoon, but with nobody in front of us it feels like we have a front row view.

    We walked along the breakwater to see the famous V-Wall, an outdoor gallery where visitors have painted every rock along the breakwater - each a different, personal, colourful and gorgeous permanent record. We saw a stunning, mellow pink sunset and felt really lucky to be in such a gorgeous place for the next few days.

    Finally it got dark and a bit chilly. Time to head indoors, cook something for dinner and settle in for the evening.

    Night night from the mid-north coast xx
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  • Day101

    Extreme Storm, Then Sunshine & Drive

    November 28, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The day dawned fine but by mid morning the sky had darkened and the rain began to plop heavily on the metal roof of the caravan. We had no choice other than to stay put and just chill.

    The rain got heavier and we could hear rolling thunder and see lightning continuously flash across the lagoon. And then it began to hail, which I could clearly see falling on to the skylight. It was quite a show...except that I had all our linen and towels outside to dry!

    After an hour of heavy rainfall, soaking wet washing and muddy puddles everywhere, the rain stopped as suddenly as it started. And the sun shone again, the sky returned to blue and the temperature went up to 30 degrees with extreme humidity.

    We decided to go for a drive for the afternoon to Bowraville, a small inland town with lots of historic buildings. We drove through undulating, green hills until we reached town, where we stopped for a coffee and to check out the old buildings. We continued our drive to Ducks Arm to the Pub With No Beer, made famous when Slim Dusty was handed a piece of paper with a poem on it about a Queensland Pub with no beer. Slim reworked the words of the poem, set it to music and the rest is history.

    We drove back to Nambucca Heads in time to enjoy happy hour sitting by the lagoon, enjoying the changing colours of the evening sky. It was hard to tear ourselves away to make some dinner before heading inside. We brought in all our washing (now dry thank goodness) and packed up the awning and outdoor tables and chairs in preparation for moving on tomorrow.

    Night night for the last time from the Mid North Coast xx
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