Shelton Family Australian Adventure travel blog

We made camp at Mullumbimby Leages Club and it was great to see some rural scenes that reminded me of home. The campground is actually the football field, and there was friendly game of touch footy going on when we arrived. Next stop was Sawtell, 8kms below Coffs Harbour. For those of you who have not seen northern NSW it is known as big river country and that is certainly true. Whilst perhaps not the length of the Murray at 2500kms, or the flow rates of the mighty Burdekin (recorded at nearly 30 Million litres per second in flood) this region has numerous big rivers. Tweed, Brunswick, Clarence Richmond and Hastings to name a few and they were all very wide and very full. Very impressive.

Caught up with Greg and Amanda Mann, (Michelle's childhood friend) and their lovely three kids at Sawtell. A nice seaside town with a great climate.

Next morning we decided to grab a surf on the front beach, and man the water was cold. We had not felt cold water since the Macdonnell Ranges and it was a shock. Obviously the NSW government can't afford the water heating bill like the QLD government does. The southern Ocean is starting to exert its influence here.

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