Lyn & Richards' 2014 Adventures to Nowhere in Particular. travel blog

Maundy Thursday service

Agape meal / Peter Thompson

Foot washing

Good Friday laying white roses on a cross on the altar.

Richard in Sensory Garden at Copmanhurst

Crossing the Clarence River west of Grafton.

Easter sunrise service. Lighting. The new fire.

Passing the new fire around.

Renewing Baptismal vows

The window at St Matthew's.

The Cathedral


The Cathedral

Grafton Cathedral

Gateway Caravan Park

Our van site

Richard riding at van park.

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 drier. There's a unisex toilet beside each of the male and female blocks. Everything looks new and well kept but the trees and lawns are well established and well maintained. And all this costs only $22 per night!

There is also a retirement home section which is beautifully set up and all the homes have lovely little gardens.

We have spent a couple of days exploring around Grafton's shopping area and had a drive out to the west a little way.

We have also enjoyed getting to know the folk at St Matthew's Anglican Church at South Grafton over Maundy Thursday, Good Friday And Easter Day. Maundy Thursday evening was really good as they had an Agape meal as part of the service and we were able to chat with the folk at our table. We had called at the church earlier in the week to find out church times and met Peter Thompson, who was working there that day and he took us under his wing at the meal.

The new, and first, lady bishop, Bishop Sarah presided at all 3 of the services and we had a lovely chat with her also and even though I'm not an advocate for female priests I found her to be very impressive and also the rector, also a female, as have been a number of Anglican priests on our travels.

Today, Easter Day, we went to the 6 am service at St Matthew's and then also went to the 9 am service at the Cathedral with our neighbours, Jeanette and Morrie, from Castle Hill.

Each afternoon we have been cycling around the various roadways within the park amongst the campers and the permanent homes. After I've had enough Richard then continues on outside along a bike path which goes a considerable distance both directions. He went to the hospital one day and the gaol another - they even let him come back! One night we heard a helicopter flying very low over the park and circling around. We thought there must have been a police chase on or a search for someone but when we discovered where the hospital was and heard the chopper again another night we realised they must have been medical flights!

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