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Dec 19, 2014 - Ballina

Hi All, today I went to Ballina, mainly to get some bubbly and a turkey breast for xmas and while there had a look at the river frontage, really pretty. Went to Budget Eyeware to organise new distance and reading glasses and visited some op shops. In one op shop I found the pink hair decoration you see in the photos. I was flabbergasted to see it because I bought one at the Brisbane Riverside markets in 2003 I think it was and have NEVER seen another one, and I am always looking. Some of you know that I make them and will be selling them...

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Nov 8, 2014 - Flat Rock

This morning. We were up very early and got all packed up. We had a walk around the Island before breakfast. When Evi was up and Martin came back from his bike ride we spent time together and prayed for each other before heading off just after 9 am. We had a funny experience. The GPS took us all around Tweed Heads and up a very very steep hill. We even thought the truck might not make it, it went so slow. Then it was down a very steep hill on the other side. Phew just made it. We were looking for Coles. We drove down the coast into New...

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May 8, 2014 - Ballina, NSW, AUS

Uh oh - another short driving day. We started with a pretty coastal drive along the Miami shores and then proceeded to Palm Beach. Yes, we are on the East coast -- of Australia! Wonder where they got those names? Some nice beach stops in both areas. The surf was up a bit and the water was full of surfers. And we had some fair views of the Brisbane skyline across the large bay. Surprised me, as we were a pretty good drive south of Brisbane by this time. We continued on along the coast, climbed a small hill and found ourselves crossing from...

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Mar 4, 2014 - Coffs Harbour to Ballina

We left the Moonee Beach Reserve after our walk and headed off to the Summerland Drive which headed north to Casino, the beef capital of Australia. The road took us through pretty dry country, mostly forested, with some forest plantations, before opening out to pastureland and.....beef cattle. We arrived in Casino around three in the afternoon and all the shops were shut! We discovered they all close at midday on Saturdays. There was however a Woolworth's supermarket that had extended hours, and it had a fresh meat counter, so after a chat...

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off we go!

Oct 17, 2013 - Ballina

10/17/13, Thursday. There are numerous rivers on the way to Ballina (called the Northern Rivers district) including the Clarence River which is one of the largest rivers in Australia. It looks as wide as the Mississippi River but is blue instead of brown! It has an excellent fishing and prawn trawling industry. The river flows through the town of Grafton (known as the Jacaranda City) where we also stopped to admire the Jacaranda tree lined streets. The trees were just starting to bloom so were beautiful. The Jacaranda festival in Grafton is...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Maroochydore to Ballina

We left Maroochydore and headed the 303 klms to Ballina. Stayed in th Lakeside Top Tourist Park, where Ted & Bev had arrived earlier in the day. It was great to spend the afternoon catching up with them. We went to the Ballina RSL club for dinner before heading back to our vans with full stomachs and sore jaws from talking so much. We really enjoyed walking down memory lane with them both.

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Mar 27, 2012 - ballina, beach and peace and quiet

About halfway to Brisbane is a little place called Ballina which we thought was a bit tatty when we first arrived but that was mainly because the bloke that directed us to the supermarket didn't know his left from his right and we ended up in the middle of nowhere, cock. Anyway we eventually found our campsite and it was fab, right on the river and really well set out so we were chuffed. Never the less we had to go to the supermarket and after finding that and getting back to the site realised that i forgot something so had to trek back, oh...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Ballina - Aug 3 -7

Another stunning day on the raod took us through the "Scottish" town of Maclean, where the lamp-posts are painted in the various tartans of the Clans. A really pretty river-side town. the rivers over here are amazing - in the number of them, the size of them and the amount of water in them!! "All the Rivers Run" could be taking place in any of these river-side townships!! Through Coffs Harbour earlier - very busy, stopped to see the Big Banana (Who doesn't??) and then on to Ballina, again right on the coast with the gorgeous Richmond River...

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Around Aus in 2011

Jul 7, 2011 - Ballina

Ballina – 18 June to 25 June (7 nights) Ballina - Bal - in - nah is the correct pronunciation of the town. The 218km drive from Coffs Harbour to Ballina went off pretty smoothly, with most of the journey being on the Pacific Highway. There was fair bit of roadwork going on (if you can call groups of men standing around “work”) after all the rain that’s fallen in the area recently. Parts of Grafton were still flooded in the low lying areas, which is not really surprising, as there are so many major rivers in this area. You know you’re...

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Living the Dream

Mar 9, 2011 - Ballina

7th March. On the road again we are going to Ballina, the drive was similar to what we have travelled through, farm land, then mountains and at last the ocean. We arrived as usual about lunchtime and booked into the Lakeside Caravan Park, which is nice, very good amenities and facilities it’s rated 41/2 star. As the name suggests it is on the edge of the Richmond River, and is a popular fishing spot. 8th March. Dull and overcast again, but we decided to drive to Bangalow, which is a quaint little village, the scenery around the area is very...

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Mar 13, 2008 - Mclean & Ballina

אחרי בוקר איטי וכייפי בפארק החביב בקופס הארבור; ארוחת בוקר ארוכה, עוד קצת עדכוני אינטרנט ומשחקי קלפים משפחתיים, יצאנו בדרכנו צפונה, כשהכיוון הכללי הוא ביירון ביי. בדרך עצרנו קצת במקלין שהיא עיירה סקוטית חביבה. מה שמאפיין אותה מעבר לרחוב הראשי ישן וחביב, עם בתים עתיקים משופצים, הם עמודי חשמל, שהתחתית של כל אחד מהם מצוירת בדגל שבטי סקוטי אחר ומסתבר שיש לא מטע כאלה. בחלק העליון של כל דגל כזה, כתוב השם הגאלי של השבט. העמודים ממש לא רחוקים אחד מהשני ודי מדהים לראות כמה דוגמאות סקוטיות יש ואיזה מגוון צבעים. העיירה יושבת על נהר קלרנס, שהוא נהר...

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Oct 7, 2007 - Ballina, Australia

Drive from Surfers Paradise to Ballina......... We stopped several times along the Gold Coast to take pictures of the ocean. After only after two short hours we found our way at Tropical Fruit World. It is sort of a Disneyland of fruit. Definitely not a kid attraction. They grow about a zillion varieties of tropical and sub-tropical fruit and sell them. They had avocados as big as 5 lbs. They took us by tram through their growing grounds and then on a boat ride and train ride to see part of their park. They also took us to a small petting...

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