I love the textures and colours in these rocks at YambaWe had the usual fish and chips from the Marina, this seems to be our signature dish at the moment, but we may as well strike while the iron is hot and enjoy this lovely fresh fish that is available in these fishing towns.
The Marina at YambaWe then continued on to another fishing town of Iluka.
On Sunday it was Father’s Day so we ventured out to the town of Wooli, again a lovely clean spot. It boasted a great riverside Caravan Park and very neat housing.
Grafton was established in 1859and declared a city in 1885; the area is famous for its tree lined streets which come alive each October when the purple haze of the Jacarandas come to bloom. I would have loved to have been here then as the streets are lovely even now. The 8 day Jacaranda Festival, the oldest floral festival in Australia, is held annually starting off on the last Saturday in October. The Clarence River was once the region’s main trade route and is a dominant feature of the region. The famous Grafton Bridge which joins North and South Grafton is a huge feature with narrow twists and turns, I am dreading crossing over in the bus. Although we have been assured that cars will stop and let us through, fingers crossed that will happen. It was bad enough when we had the wrong point in the GPS when we arrived in Grafton and it took us on a tour through Grafton and the CBD with several bridges with a height less than 4 metres. As you can imagine it would not be easy to reverse the bus in these circumstances. As we are higher than that we have two bridges to choose from when exiting one is 4.6 and 5metres high respectively.
Talk again soon