2017 Coastal and Murray River Trek travel blog

Bridge alongside river walk

View up river from bridge

A different bridge crossing on way to town

Horseshoe Bay

Looking north from Capt Cook Lookout

Path to Lighthouse

Made it!

Looking south from Lighthouse

Windswept tree at Capt Cook Lookout

Friday 13 October 2017

A quiet night and a lazy start to the day. Did a bit of house work and he followed the walkway to the town area.

A nice walk along the river, which we are told is 3km to town.

Checked out the caravan park on the ocean front at Horseshoe Bay, and yes, wouldn't want to be sitting out there if the wind came up. Plenty of people in swimming, and we were happy to watch from the headland overlooking the beach. Walked around the headland and saw one whale a little way out to sea, but close enough to see the splashes and one big breach.

Had a walk through the town area before returning back along the river walkway, stopping to enjoy an icecream at the Back Beach Cafe.

Relaxed with a book after lunch and then headed out for a drive to Trial Bay Gaol. A nice caravan area there too, with powered and unpowered sites, a very popular spot.

Continued on to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Captain Cook Lookout. Walked the very steep slope up to the lighthouse where there were great views, even though it was very hazy.

Back to town to fuel up and grab a few things from Coles before having a drive out to the river boat ramp further upstream from the caravan park.

South West Rocks is much bigger than we imagined, with lots of new developments happening, some lovely homes as well as the older ones that have been here for many many years.

Will move on to Ballina tomorrow, with the morning predicted to be quite wet, with flooding rains for the Northern Rivers on Sunday & Monday. Even sounds like Brisbane should welcome us home on Monday with a big wet!!

Bet the Benns wish they were still travelling with us!

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