The bride on the steps at the Urunga Hotel
We left Sawtell and headed straight to Stuarts Point to catch up with our friends Ian and Jenny. We arrived without any issues, however upon arrival Ian and Jenny, who have been managing the park, decided to pull the pin. They were still there of course as their departure date was until the Friday. Hey that's cool we were only staying for four days anyway, so a social time was had be all.
The deserted beach at Stuarts point
Of course what do I do when we are camped up....head for the beach of course. Stuarts Point CP is on a river, very picturesque, but I will say the residents of Stuart Point proper are to be kind, a bit "Howza Ya Muther" We had to lock everything that was left outside, quite sad....but a sign of the times.
The walk bridge from the CP to the Beach
We enjoyed our time there however, and although getting a bit chilly around the ears, during the day was quite enjoyable for a walk along the deserted beach and a little bit of au natural sunning. The bride did a few haircuts, which went towards the Friday night bash at the local Bowlo.
A quiet (bull s....t))happy hour at Stuarts Point
Saying good bye to our great friends Ian & Jenny
So we headed back to the Goldie via Iluka. Another lot of friends Mike and Kerry told us of a fantastic park in Iluka, so we headed there for three nights.Two days the weather was really warm, however the afternoon prior our departure in came the rain.
A stormy afternoon for our arrival at Iluka
Mr. & Mrs Duck and the kids came over to say hello
\The Bride posing again at the CP
The Clarence river with an approaching storm front
Going for a nice sail into the sunset
A couple of hundred red wines and what a sunset
Will you hire me Mister
Our time there was fairly laid back.....luckily we had missed most of the Queensland school kids and what was left of the NSW lot, was not an issue. However one thing that was on my bucket list was a ride on the Iluka to Yamba ferry. So I have been there done that now.
Little "Toot"We headed back to the Goldie.....yep back into the house we house sat previously. May I add however, we only stayed for four nights, which allowed us to catch our breath again....get the bits and pieces done on the Val....like a new steering column.....ouch!!!!!!!, then on Saturday, what ever date that was, off again to start our adventure, with the first stop being our great friends Peter and Geraldine at Bribie Island.