Friday, September 3, 2010

Glen Innes, NSW

Yesterday we decided to go up the hills to visit friends at Glenn Innes about 195km away. We drove along another picturesque but winding road up into the mountains and through the rain forest. It was rather cool up there but the drive was beautiful.

 Our first stop was Mann River near Jackadgery.

 We meandered through Bellbird’s Gully, where we were able to hear some of the famous Bellbirds, and our next stop was Heffron’s Lookout.

 This lookout was opened on the 9th December 1990 by Heffron, a member of parliament.

 After continuing along the Gwydir Highway we drove off the main Road and went into the Boundary Falls picnic Area.

Here we had to climb down a zillion steps to the base of the falls. We were well rewarded as it was lovely down the bottom, with a Chrystal clear pool hidden amongst the foliage, but I nearly died climbing back up them. We descended down the other side of the mountain and arrived at the Celtic heritage town of Glenn Innes. Here we met up with Pat & Colin at their home and also enjoyed the company of their neighbours, fellow motor homers, June and Gary for lovely fresh scones and a chat.

Glen Innes Catholic School
 Glenn Innes is a lovely town with a lot of Scottish influences abundant. The area looked a little like Tenterfield, with the stark winter trees lining the streets and very much New England. Today we drove over to Yamba for the day.
Talk again soon

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