Taking the Sydney Newcastle freeway then on to the Pacific Highway we travelled to Morisset today. Did the necessary shopping and parked up at the Morisset showgrounds, at $20.00 per night we will be here for a couple days or so.
Went shopping (for fun) in town this morning and did the house work. Found a lovely pet shop while waiting for the washing at the Laundromat, they had birds of so many colours and varieties, I have never imagined, and long haired rabbits, tropical fish, puppies and so much to look at, I had a pleasurable few minutes admiring the stock.
|Me at Bardens bay|
Took the pup's in the Jimny for a drive out to lake Macquarie, its a huge inland salt water lake, connected to the sea. A kind local took this photo of me with the lake in the background.
Saturday 1st November
|Rainbow at Morisset|
A couple of hours drive to Bulahdelah. When we arrived, there was a car show and markets on all weekend, some of the town is closed to traffic for the display. We found the free camp at the bowling club where we stayed for the night. I walked up town to have a look at the cars on parade, man!! there were some fantastic vehicles. These 2 photos show only a few of them. I was taken with the old truck!
|Car show at Bulahdelah|
|One of the oldies at car show Bulahdelah|
Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th
A bit cool on Monday morning, but should be a nice day even though it is cloudy. Tuesday much the same. A relaxing couple of days.
|Tarbuck bay between Bulahdelah &|
We left Bulahdelah this morning heading for Coopernook, not too far up the scenic coast road. On the way we came across this lovely part of Wallis lake, called Tarbuck bay, the swans were an added bonus in the photo, there were 6 of them.
|The sand bar entrance between|
Forster and Tuncurry
About 20km out of Tuncurry we had a blow-out on the rear inside dual wheels. Bug - RRRR. Managed to find a road way to pull into and called a tyre repair company from Tuncurry to come out and fix it for us.
On to Coopernook. Found the pub, a great looking old building.
|The Coopernook Hotel|
They allow fully self contained vehicles to park behind the hotel, just patronise the bar and or bistro, no problems there.
The hotel is on the bank of the river, a pretty setting for a hotel. Not much else about here, a boat ramp, a few old cottages
and the floating public pontoon. We are experiencing light rain with the odd lightning flash and thunder. Apparently Sydney and Newcastle are coping a fierce storm at present, hopefully it won't reach Coopernook.
That's it for now, stayed tuned when we get to Laurieton.