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May 9, 2014 - Glen Innes, NSW, AUS

We left out campground in Ballina and drove through town to get back on Hwy 1. Other than passing the largest prawn (sign) that I've ever seen, the drive was uneventful until we reached the New Italy Rest Area. We've all heard of the Dutch explorations of Australia and the English colonization, but we knew that the Italians also sent over settlers? Seems this nasty land schemer Marquis de Rey promised impoverished peasants free land in a "paradise" community in the South Pacific. Well, 400 boarded a leaky boat and set off. 300 arrived at an...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Glen Innes, Och eye the noo the noo....

Another exciting day in Glenn Innes. We were going to drive along the “Olde Roade” but it had been raining overnight. Our rationale for staying here is that its better to be cheap and cold rather than expensive and wet. We can tackle the Olde Roade from the Grafton end anyway while we sit around in the rain at Iluka. Rain is forcast for the foreseable future, we will be doing some Gene Kelly & Ginger Rodgers numbers I think. For entertainment today we walked around town, Carol bought new Jamas as she didn't want to have to sleep 'Topless';...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Glen Innes, Och eye the noo the noo....

Today it was a case of “roamin in the gloamin”. It was with darkened skies and constant freezing drizzle we arrived in Glen Innes, yes all very Celtic.... It was so cold even the most intrepid Celt would have had his fur lined tartan undies on today, though its gone up to 4c now.... Despite the less than tropical conditions we will stay here 4 nights, there is a bit to see and do around here, a drive up to Tenterfield to see where Jessie, the tri colour Tenterfield Terrier's ancestors came from. Jessie is Norm's master more commonly...

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Mar 1, 2011 - Glen Innes and surrounds

25th February. On our way again we are heading towards Lightning Ridge, we ended up at Benarai, a small struggling farming town, not a lot to recommend it, but a good spot to stop for the night, the town caravan park is just average, but at only $18 a night not bad value. There is an array of birds in the lovely shady trees beside the caravan and all through the park, beautiful red and green parrots, willy wagtails, lots of blue wrens, mud larks, and white corellas. Over the fence was a nice horse that I fed with apples and carrots. 26th...

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Mar 28, 2009 - Driving through the countryside

Leaving the coast to go inland for a few days we first came to the small town of Glenn Innes. The drive there took a few hours but was a neat way to watch the scenery and vegetation change as we headed inland. We had to pass over a mountain range to get there, and the road that climbed up the coastal side of the range was steep and windy and totally immersed in the rain forest. But, once you got to the top and started to go back down the other side, it was like you had come out of a curtain and the rain forest stopped. On that drive, we...

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Oct 28, 2006 - Bonoo Bonoo national park

And what a van it was. Smaller, with nothing painted on the outside but "campette.com" and best of all, virtually brand new. After the van exchange, we didn't have much time left (they did give us one extra day to get to melbourne) so we headed to Bonoo bonoo national park. Not much of a place given that Australia is now in it's 7th year of drought and most rivers, which Bonoo Bonoo is known for, are at best a slow moving creek. But the flies are sure there. We had been warned but nothing can prepare you. These little guys and gals aren't...

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Nov 17, 2005 - ROAD TRIP!!! Glen Innes

Day 1 was fun! We saw a kangaroo on the side of the road. We tried to get a picture but a big truck scared him off before we were able. There were also parrots EVERYWHERE! Australia has flocks of Cockatoos like we have flocks of seagulls or geese. We stopped several times throughout the day to look at all the animals. At the end of the day, the thought of spending $50 on a dorm bed in a hostel was pretty depressing, so we slept in the car. It was actually quite comfortable. There are rest stops all along the highway, so we pulled into one...

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Jun 20, 2005 - Let there be light - Lantern Parade in Lismore

Purely accidentally I found out about a winter solstice lantern parade and festival in the nearby community of Lismore. It turned out that my masseuse had a car and was interested in going along, so were some of his friends. Five of us jumped in Anthony's station wagon and took off of Lismore. It was a very pretty drive along a windy road (would've been a blast on a bike) through the rolling green hills and patches of the trees here and there. I was told that 80 years ago all of the hills were covered by the 'Big Scrub', the dance rain...

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Apr 23, 2005 - Glenn Innes

Van Steve hadden we gehoord dat er veel dieren op het terrein aanwezig is. Dus we staan vroeg op, het is 06:00. Het is bewolkt en winderig, maar de zon doet pogingen om er door te komen. We zien en horen volgels, parrots, cacatoos en weet ik wat. In de verte aan de overkant van het water een kangaroe. De paarden lopen al weer uitgebreid te grazen in hun grote weide. Achgter het in aanbouw zijnde huis ziet Tineke een paar reeën. En dan die rust. Heerlijk, geen Japanners of ander luidruchtig volk in de buurt..... We gaan terug en ontbijten,...

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Apr 22, 2005 - on the road again

Vanmorgen starten en lopen, zo hoort het. Op weg naar Glenn Innes, een camping in The Celtic region. Rond 14:00 zijn we in het dorp, zeer Schots er uit ziend. Een doedelzakspeler loop over het balkon van het stadshuis te spelen. We zoeken het VIC en horen waar de campsite precies ligt, 15 km buiten het dorp, met daarvan 10 km gravelroad; de mooie sites zitten altijd ver weg, die ervaring hebben we al. We krijgen een folder mee van de camping. Even nog inkopen doen, want we zijn van plan er een extra dag te blijven en niet naar het dorp...

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