Just realised it’s been ages since my last blog after arriving back on Da Block.
Been very busy (will explain next blog). I’ve started to compile a few pics of places we’ve been in our new adopted state of SA.
On our way home our last overnight stop was Manna Hill Rest Area. Donation with toilets available next to the pub. Enjoyed a beverage with the owner watching the passing parade of travellers & trains. The pub has a brilliant collection of old wares and a museum.
Then on to Terowie – it hasn’t changed much in many years. Almost a ghost town sad to say. We have stopped there a few times, and stayed overnight at rail siding. The façade of the buildings have hardly changed. A craft store & history of blacksmithing worth a look.
Will continue showcasing some of the area’s we’ve managed to check out in future blogs. What I am loving is the Town Garage Sales in the district! As I’m a bit of a ‘vintage tragic’ they have been the best for collecting old things people don’t want anymore.
After the very disappointing result of Game 3 of ‘you know what’….(I can’t even manage to type the words!! 😦 ) we had a day in Wauchope(west of Port Macquarie) and relived our previous stay and the changes happening in this little town, then we ventured further north chasing the sun.
Stopped overnight at the lovely town of Macksville. Three overnight RV stops are on offer and we chose the Princess Street RV Stop in a back street next to a lake and outside the Council Chambers. Only ones there. Word of warning: the allocated spaces at the other RV stops are for shorter van/car combinations. Macksville is a small town on the Nambucca River & off the Pacific Highway.
We did do another sweep through Nambucca Heads the next day, and kept going! School holidays was definitely in full swing! Grafton was our next stop over for a couple of nights.
Recommendation:Jabour Park, South Grafton(find it on Wikicamps or Free Range Camping). It is run by the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club and has everything Travellers need. Call to access lock code on gate (security is great), toilets, showers, dump point, unpowered for $10 per vehicle per night. Quiet, safe, dog friendly with an oval and wildlife in the late afternoons. A light aircraft field next door but not a noise problem.
I am a ‘Vintage Tragic’ and just love anything from the 50’s to late 70’s so I was in heaven when I found a small shop with vintage type decor in front window. HAD to go in and OMG it went on & on & up! Rooms & rooms crammed with everything my parents, grandparents and so on would have owned once! It’s like De ja vu back to my childhood. It took all my self control to walk out empty handed!! (wonder if they have a website & online store?? ) ORANGE DAZE!
The sun beckoned so onwards into the abiss!!! Highway Traffic, toll roads and more traffic!! 😦
Esk, Qld: the trees get cold there!
The old & the new: old lift bridge
Pano of foreshore at Maclean
All power poles painted in Scottish tartan
Lawrence-rotating home on banks of river-every room has a view!
Smoko stop Lawrence, next to Clarence River
On the ferry across Clarence River to Maclean
The Non Bendy Bridge being built in Grafton
The Bendy Bridge in Grafton
Grafton-THE BEST Vintage Shop I found! Orange Daze