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May 24, 2017 - Days 5 - 8, Forster Tuncurry (Steve's place)

Managed to ring and organise to take the van to a caravan repair place in Nabiac - right n the way to Forster. We wandered around the town for half an hour whilst the electrician fixed the problem. Turns out that the end of the cigarette lighter end of the 12 volt connection we had used had left parts in the socket, and this was causing a short in the circuit. $60 cash later we were off and running. (Let's hope all repairs can be resolved as easily as that.) A few days with staying at Steve's place in Forster. Played golf three days in a...

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Nov 17, 2014 - Perfect boat ride

This morning the lake was so calm and we went for a ride on the lake. We wanted to explore the local waterways. There is a channel on the town side of the resort and we motored out to deeper waters and followed the channel. It went up the waterway to canal side living. This is where people can buy a house which faces on to a canal so that they have access to water and can put their boats in. The speed in these canals is 4 knots. In the calmer waters a few men were fishing from their boats. As we were going along one of the canals a woman...

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Nov 16, 2014 - Retrieving the boat

When we awoke very early this morning it was very calm and still. David suggested we get up immediately and head back to town to retrieve the boat. The taxi eventually came about 6.30 am and took us to the bridge where we retrieved the boat safe and sound. The water was very calm not like yesterday and we made our way through the channels. Some spots are very shallow and you have to be careful where you take the boat. We made it to the lake beyond and back to the resort. We eventually warmed up after our early morning jaunt. Trudy came to...

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Nov 15, 2014 - Scary boat ride

Today we decided to take the boat down to Forster town. The ride in was a good one. We followed the markers and found the channels then anchored on a beach on an island near the bridge to have lunch and a dip in the shallow waters. After lunch the wind started to rise and we headed back out into the channel and on our way home. But the wind had other ideas and the water became very rough, so rough that the waves were splashing into our eyes so that we could hardly see. It was at this point when the boat was rocking quite a bit that David...

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Nov 14, 2014 - Bike to Beachside

What a beautiful day today with a top of 29oC. We biked about ten kilometres to the beach along The Lakes Way. This is a most magnificent beach in the Booti Booti National Park with not a soul in sight. We had lunch there and a walk along the beach. The sea is so strong and the waves have so much power. Eventually we walked back to the bikes and rode into Forster where we went to the town beach cafe. I had an iced coffee with far too much cream in it. We did twenty kilometers on the bike today. We're not the fastest but we get there.

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Nov 13, 2014 - Out on the lake

David put the boat up and we pulled it to the beach. The lake is so shallow in front of the resort that we had to pull it out a long way before it was deep enough to put the motor in. We got out into the channel and sailed to the other side where there was a beach. We set up the sun shelter and had lunch there, then sailed off to explore some more. The open lake is quite vast and we went round an island avoiding the weeds and the shallow spots. We headed over to a sand bar where there were a myriad of birds, then my cry was "weeds, weeds,...

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Nov 12, 2014 - Ripples on the Lake

The early morning is grey and we set off again leaving Kundabung behind. Turning off the motorway we drove along The Lakes Way to Forster Tuncurry. We arranged to meet Trudy who we haven't seen for many many years. It was lovely to catch up. We had a great chat in the Motorhome and she took us up to the lookout to see the Dolphins and then out to Ripples on the Lake which Trudy and her husband Bill own. It is a cafe and wedding venue. It's a lovely spot. Trudy shouted us to lunch and we met her husband Bill. We've had a very lovely catch up...

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Nov 3, 2014 - Who is that in the kitchen!

The weather is a bit cloudy but warmish. We are having a lovely time with Ev & Martin at Emerald Island. I sat outside to have breakfast and ring mum and dad. They went to a seminar on Macular degeneration on Saturday and dad bought a book on food to help with it. Steve and Anne-Marie took them out for Lunch. We visited Lisa & Adam this morning for morning tea. We had a lovely hour with them before Lisa had to go to work. Adam is in Brisbane for the G20. Ev Martin David and I went over to the Oasis and stopped at a restaurant to have...

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Apr 10, 2014 - at Forster

Day 46 Thursday 10th April at Forster Yeh it's sunny this morning - and we're enjoying sitting around reading. Actually I (Ron) read a whole book in just the morning - John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas". I don't think I have ever done that before. It's the book that gave rise to the movie "Christmas with the Kranks" released in 2004. Grisham got $600,000 selling the rights for the movie - lucky him!! So, basically we did nothing till we went to the craft centre after lunch returning in time for afternoon tea. (we can't miss that) Then we...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Hawks Nest to Forster

Day 45 Wednesday 9th April Hawks Nest to Forster (pr "Foster") With the Qld school hols already started, and NSW school holidays starting this coming weekend, it was necessary to ensure we had accommodation for the next few days at least. So we've phoned ahead and booked the next 7 nights. We are now into an area that we enjoyed so much in 2012, so from here until home it will be a laid-back rest time with no guilts for not trying to check out all the tourist areas. Much of today's route was on the four lane divided highway. We did however...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Bellingen & Forster

1st November Trevor, Carol and Gracie are still waiting on news about the Kia. To fill in the day we have decided to visit Bellingen. Bellingen is a modern town with all the services expected for modern life but the architecture, with intricate metal laceworks, wide verandahs and shop awnings harking back to yesteryear and a gentler pace. Strolling along the main street we are reminded of our visit to Nimbin a few years ago. Placed around the street are bench seats which you could rest on and watch the world go by or look at the...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Forster/Tuncurry

We travelled along the coast road to Forster, passing through tiny little seaside towns of Seal Rocks, Pacific Palms and Bluey’s Beach. The road was narrower than usual and followed the coastline, not a good road to pull a caravan. We liked the look of Smugglers Cove Holiday Village and booked in for a few nights. By that afternoon, we had both fallen in love with Forster (although they pronounce it Foster here) and Tuncurry, it’s twin town across the bridge. Forster has the big shopping centre while Tuncurry is the smaller town. The two...

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