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Jun 14, 2016 - More Scottish than the Scots!

Hi Everyone As we travelled across northern NSW we came across a little piece of Scotland. The Scottish Highlanders who were driven from their homeland during the Highland Clearances settled in northern NSW and these Scottish pioneers, settlers and their clans are celebrated by monuments and cairns (a stack of stones) in many towns along the Gwydir Highway. In Glen Innes there is a ring of standing stones inspired by the Ring of Brodger in Orkney, Scotland. The idea was to honour the towns Celtic heritage and to celebrate the Australian...

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May 20, 2015 - Maclean

17/5 We leave Coffs Harbour to go to Peter's sister at Maclean. We are going to spend a few days with her. 18/5 Woke to a rainy day spent the morning at home. Peter's nephew came over with his little one so she kept us entertained for the morning. It stopped raining after lunch so I went for a walk up to the shops. We went out for tea once again cheap lamb cutlets this time $6.50. There is a hotel in the centre of Maclean and their specials for the day are $6.50.It is a nice meal. Never see that price at home. 19/5 The sun is out this...

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Apr 22, 2014 - Brooms Head

After eight days in one place we had a fair bit of packing up to do but still got away by 10 o'clock and arrived in Brooms Head (20 kms from Maclean) about 11 o'clock, I guess. For the last two days of our trip we have a lovely spot overlooking the ocean from a high headland. It was pretty windy yesterday afternoon and we had to put down the awning in case it blew away but so far today it is much calmer. Richard had a surf yesterday and was in the water for a good hour this morning and I dare say will be in again this afternoon. Tomorrow we...

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Apr 9, 2013 - Sandon River, Brooms Head

We left Crescent on Saturday April 6 and travelled to Sandon River campsite, at Brooms Head, in the Yuraygir National Park on the Clarence Coast. We set up right on the edge of the river mouth, which is crystal clear, with the surf beach on the other side of the point. At the mouth of the river is Plover Island, which is a protected Aboriginal stone quarry site. At low tide you can walk out to it and are rewarded with magnificent views back into the river and village. The weather has been fine, however no luck fishing the river. Davo has...

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Davo and Cazza 2013



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