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Apr 30, 2017 - April 30th 2017 Valla Beach - Lollback Free Camp west of Grafton

30/4/2017 Lollback Free Camp, west of Grafton Another beautiful morning! We were packed and on the road at 9.30am, stopping for fuel at South Grafton, morning tea a bit further up the road, then on to free camp #243 Lollback Rest Area beside the Mann River, arriving about 12.30pm. What a beautiful spot. Thanks Don for the recommendation. A 9/10..... -1 point for the drop toilet. Although it was still early, we decided we'd stay and we could read, relax and play cards, so after lunch, that's what we did. We then went for a short walk - it's...

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May 7, 2016 - Day 21

Day 21 Drove up the Highway and as it was very boring w tried all he tourists detours. Got to David’s and he didn’t know who we were at first and when we said Perth he was gob smacked that we looked him up. David was Sophie’s partner at Vanessa’s wedding. Drove through Sawtell look out and the ocean was quite rough. Did the tourist route into Coff's Harbour. This highway isn’t camper friendly as there is no were to get off. We have had road works all the way from New castle and when I say road works I mean everything from bridges/cutting...

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RUSSANDY 2016

Apr 13, 2015 - Grafton

Hello all, Yesterday I went to a place called Tucabia, a tiny hamlet about 25 minutes east of Grafton. They have a market there once a month so I thought I would have a look. It is held on a private property and there were only 6 stalls there, one selling cakes (I bought a Hummingbird Cake and a Date loaf), one selling veges and fruit and three others selling bric-a-brac and books, etc. There is a lovely picnic area and they were cooking the usual sausages, eggs and bacon sandwiches. I had one and sat at a table with two other people where...

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Apr 11, 2015 - Grafton

Hi everyone! Haven't done any blogs for a while as there is not much to report! there is not much to do in Grafton, they don't have a museum or botanical gardens and there isn't much else to look at. It is much smaller than I imagined. The house sit ends on or about the 22nd/23rd. Those who know my friend Bea will know that she is in hospital and she will be moved to the Mater in Brisbane in the near future so I will make my way north from here and wait to see what happens with her. I would like to visit her if possible. Otherwise, there is...

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Mar 28, 2015 - Grafton

Hello all, It turns out that this housesit in Grafton is the one that was cancelled a couple of months ago if you remember. And it was only on Wednesday that I called them. They were leaving on Friday so were very relieved that I rang. So I got here Thursday lunch time and they left that afternoon. There is a large dog, two cats (one only 2-3 months old), eight goldfish and seven finches. The older cat lives outside and they told me that they put the kitten out at night too. No way I am going to do that, so I keep her in at night. Bad...

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Feb 20, 2015 - Mower Repairs at Mavis and Barry's

15-20th March Barry was gracious enough to let me repair a couple of ride on mowers. Both needed new engine crankshaft seals along with idler bearing replacements etc. Like a pig in mud I was. Thanks Barry. Susie and Mavis enjoyed themselves shopping. Left today as the cyclone has crossed the coast and the rain is bucketing down. We were going down the coast but have decided to go inland to Glenn Innes.

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Apr 14, 2014 - Grafton

When looking for our next stop we thought it might as well be for Easter as well so we booked for 8 nights at Grafton. Richard found this Gateway C P on our Wiki Camps app and it had glowing comments from everyone and was $22 a night. Well, it is every bit as good as every one says it is. It is a 5 star park. Everything about is is big. Big sites. We have space to park the car in front or behind or beside the van. There is shade. The ammenites are great. The cubicles are spacious. The basins each have hand wash, there's a super fast hand...

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Oct 16, 2013 - Days 8 - 9 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Well back on the road again for about 4 to 5 weeks. This trip we are doing a different trip doing different things. Initially we have stayed for a week in a caravan park near a village called Arrawarra (26kms north of Coffs Harbour) about 3.5 hours south of home and met up with 2 girls that Anne started (in 1969) and finished her nursing training with and their husbands. Old friends both from Wollongong so you can imagine the fun we had, stories told and memories shared. Friends from the Gold Coast also stayed for a few days. The...

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Back of Bourke

Apr 23, 2011 - Let the trip begin...Day 1

Today is Jacinda's 27th birthday and for her birthday she gets to go on a holiday to Europe with Michael, Richard and her Mum. Richard picked me up at home at 1300hrs and we then picked up Jacinda & Michael from their place. We headed off to Brisbane stopping at Maclean for a lunch of fish & chips on the river bank. We arrived at Joelene's place in Brisbane about 1830, ordered pizza for tea then headed off to the airport for our 2320 hrs flight to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysian Airlines flight MH134. Total cost $1688 per pserson return Brisbane...

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UK & Europe 2011

Mar 6, 2011 - Grafton cont.

3rd March. Last night history nearly repeated itself. After a hot, sticky day a storm built up and arrived early evening, thunder and lightning was constant then there was a lull, Wayne and I were watching the news when a bolt of lightning struck just outside the caravan, the huge bang was unnerving to say the least, the T.V. microwave and lights all were blown out, as was the parks lights and as we found out this morning the ablutions hot water systems, all of which are back to normal, the storm only lasted a couple of hours. This morning...

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Mar 1, 2011 - Grafton

27th February. We are heading for Grafton, the roads are terrible, most of it needs pulling up and starting again, there are large potholes and the best that happens is that a sign saying rough road is place strategically, the whole 160klms is in poor condition, I expected to find the computers on the floor when we opened the van, but they managed to stay put on the bed. Part of the drive was through farmland, then we climbed up the mountains and the road became very steep and winding, once again we were in amongst rainforest, the views are...

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Sep 4, 2008 - H O M E ..... Yeah

After seeing Some friends in Noosa then spending a night with Friends on the sunshine coast we decided to drive home today. Over the rain on the coast.. So good to be home ... Thanks everyone for your emails. It was great to stay in touch whilst away ... 11 000kms Later ! 1600L of fuel

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Mad Darwin Trip

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