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Jun 29, 2016 - South West Rocks to Yamba

A fairly late start this morning, then I needed to get fuel so got to Yamba about 2:00pm. A clear, sunny day with a top temperature of about 22C so I might stay a couple of days. Cleaned up some of the cat hair out of the car & the van then did some research on where to stay from here on because it’s school holidays. Had dinner with friends from Mildura, Bill & Marg Ford who are house-sitting their daughter’s house here for a couple of weeks.

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Sep 4, 2012 - Timeout in Yamba

The highlight of Yamba was getting joshie into the big pool for the first time. He was rather hesitant at the beginning but marc places him in his Floatie and he walks around the swallow end for a bit. He then gets mire confident and walks up to where the pool goes deep and dome encortagenent from dad he jumps into the deeper part. Before we know it he's kicking himself around and okay with dad floating out a bit and blowing bubbles at him. In so proudly my wee man! He sure is growing up. Joshie loved this park too he had all the room on...

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Sep 3, 2012 - Nambucca heads to Yamba via Coffs Habour and Grafton

Not quite the early start we wanted due to the camp kitchen not bring open. However we finally hit the road and head for coffs harbour. Where else of course but to the big banana. After a look round we follow tradition and buy joshie a frozen chocolate banana. He starts off thinking it's okay but it's not long til he would feed it to the cockies that's of course if they were still here. Oh well it looks like some things do change in 27 yrs. We head up the hill and after some debate decide to take joshie on a toboggan ride which he loves so...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Yamba

Tuesday, 6 September - Yamba Rising early I spent a beautiful few hours on Byron beach watching it wake up, before we left...it was magic... Then sadly it was time to say goodbye to Byron and make our way down the coast...stopping at Iluka for a look see and ending up at Yamba for the day/night. We went exploring Yamba and visited the motel we stayed at 25 years ago...amazing its still there... Had a lovely lunch at the old pub on the hill overlooking the whole of Yamba...and a walk out to the breakwater dividing Iluka and Yamba. Off to...

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Aug 8, 2011 - Yamba Iluka and Maclean

Headed south from Brisbane for Yamba where we had booked into a park for three nights. Very impressed with the little town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. Did a lot of sightseeing with Paul and Paula and also ended up in the town of Maclean which is very Scottish ( would suit Mr Cullen very well in his retirement!)Carried on to Grafton which was not very impressive as the Jakaranda's were not in bloom. Paul and Paula will be heading for Kyogle for a week with the caravan club and we will be continuing south towards Coffs...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Today we moved.

Hello, Since my last post there has been some action. On Saturday Barry went to an antiques fair and found a Welsh policemans jacket and helmet from the 1950's. I stayed at the park. In the late afternoon Chris and Kaye arrived and we went to the Kingscliff Bowling Club for dinner - it was ok - typical bowling club. Sunday morning we picked Chris and Kaye up and went for a walk along Kingscliff beach and then had coffee before they went home. More relaxing for us after that! Monday was Barrys birthday. In the morning there was a lady in...

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Feb 11, 2010 - Clarence River

Slow day exploring the Clarence River area. Drove upriver to Iluka, an old port community on the river with many preserved buildings. Then back to Maclean via Grafton. Maclean is the home of the Australian Highland Gathering each year and all the lamp posts are decorated with a different tartan. They claim to have every clan covered. Finished the day having an excellent dinner overlooking the river.

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Feb 10, 2010 - Yamba

150km further north is the Clarence River and where the river meets the sea is the small resort of Yamba. Very, very laid back and well worth the 20km detour (thank you Myra for the tip). We purchased some prawns and fish from the local fishermans' cooperative. Staying at a superb "motel" right on the water's edge. At $120 a night its a steal. Geat surfing cove with sea fed swiming pool to the east side of the town.

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Apr 29, 2009 - Angourie on my own....pool too enticing for the others

After the usual morning ritual the kids were ready to brave the mozzies and go for a swim and slide in the pool. I took the opportunity to clean out the book cupboards above their bed. I then took the obligatory photos and as I was the only one interested in doing some sightseeing, I drove the ten minutes to Angourie Point. A good surfing beach and Spooky Beach a family friendly beach. I then did the stroll to Blue and Green Pools, fresh water pools so close to the beach. They were used as swimming pools till the algae bloom prevented it...

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Apr 28, 2009 - Grafton

After the usual morning rituals, brushing teeth, showering, dressing and having breakfast of cereals and toast we, that is Liam, Rhiannon and I sat down to do our diaries. I was to catch up as have been getting very lazy and not updating on a daily basis. The two younger ones played with bubble mixture. Note I did not say blew bubbles as this was only half the fun the other thing to do with bubble mixture is to transfer it to a zip lock bag and mush it!!! As bubble mixture did not contain their amusement very long they then scootered close...

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Apr 27, 2009 - Banana pancakes and travelling to Yamba....Sean does a 10km run!!!

As there were three bananas that were very ripe I decided to make banana pancakes for breakfast and pack up and make lunches at the same time.....multi tasking!!!! We had breakfast and packed etc and ready to go at 10am. Sean decided to run to Woolgoolga and meet us there. The kids and I strolled the main streets and then on returning to the van to get out the morning tea found that Sean had arrived. So we all sat down for a morning tea of chocolate quick, coffee, banana pikelets(left overs) and fruit. A man came past and sold us a bag of...

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Jul 10, 2008 - Yamba National Park (Bunjalung)

Schön im National Park am Meer übernachtet so richtig Wild und Natürlich. Kein Strom kein heisses Wasser nur taschenlampe. War super schön durch den Park zu laufen und das Meer mit seinen Felsen Woowwwww aber mann muss 7 dollar zahlen nur um sein Auto im Park zu haben.. frechheit.. aber was solls ist ja auch normal. Bald geht es nach Byron Bay ein wenig mehr Zivilisation.. Bis denne

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