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Sep 12, 2012 - Forster/Tuncurry
We travelled along the coast road to Forster, passing through tiny little seaside towns of Seal Rocks, Pacific Palms and Bluey’s Beach. The road was narrower than usual and followed the coastline, not a good road to pull a caravan. We liked the look of Smugglers Cove Holiday Village and booked in for a few nights. By that afternoon, we had both fallen in love with Forster (although they pronounce it Foster here) and Tuncurry, it’s twin town across the bridge. Forster has the big shopping centre while Tuncurry is the smaller town. The two...Jump to full entry
Sep 1, 2012 - Tuncurry to Foster (walk)
Today we had a car-free day andwalked across the bridge to Forster. It was great to get out in the open air and explore. We spent some time watching the pelicians and admiring the view before we headed across Joel's walk (the bridge that joins Tuncurry and Forster) The fun of the adventure was looking for Joshie's hat, discovering the Ronald McDonald retreat houses and the neat wee playground where Joshie took us for a "waterski". We finished the day off at the Tuncurry RSL pub which was unique for its swimming pool in the centre of the...Jump to full entry
Jun 27, 2012 - Stuck!!
Still in Forster. We went to Forster bowling club on Tuesday for Di to play ladies pairs and me to play mens pairs. 9.30 am start for 21 ends. 4 greens full. Rain started at 11.30am and has hardly stopped since. We did plan on heading off today, but too wet to even try. Have had 60+mm of rain since it started. Coffs Harbour was going to be our next stop, but they have had 115+mm with a lot more to come in the next couple of days. So, we either stay here another day or two, or move up the coast some of the way before the weather gets too...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2012 - Forster Tuncurry
Left Barbara's this morning after having spent a great week with her and family and friends. Barbara works during the week and leaves home about 6.30am and gets home again about 5.30pm. So it was in the evening that we caught up with her. But the highlight with Barbara was the weekends. I would go in at 7.30am and we would have coffee while she would prepare bacon and scambled eggs, followed by another coffee. Surprise, surprise this morning, Greg arrived at 7.40am to join us. Barbara had to send him an sms to wake him up though. Thanks for...Jump to full entry
Jun 11, 2011 - Forster-Tuncurry
Forster-Tuncurry – 28 May to 4 June (7 nights) On an overcast and cold morning (with overnight rain) we set off on the 164km drive from Soldiers Point, Port Stephens to Foster-Tuncurry. We had to retrace our steps back to the Pacific Highway and the road was average at best. Once we had rejoined the Pacific Highway, which was 2-lane dual carriageway most of the way, did the road conditions improve. It makes such a difference when towing on a 2-lane dual carriageway, in that you don’t have to constantly monitor what’s happening behind you in...Jump to full entry
We wandered the streets and then as we finally got into the car we we We woke to find that our flooring outside of our van was flooded everything wet!!!! We sent the kids to do sand art whilst Sean and I packed up as quickly as possible before it started to rain. We then went to say farewell and thanks to the entertainer. We drove through Tuncurry and onto Port Macquarie. We parked and found a cafe that had a spicy tomato soup ....which is exactly what I desired. We wandered the streets and then as we finally got into the car we were...Jump to full entry
We woke again to rain but at least there were patches of reprieve. The girls did some jewellery making class and made me some mother's day necklaces that after I helped them thread etc was not allowed to look at them. The only things they kept were the bracelets that they made. After chatting to the craft organiser of places to see etc we headed to Seal Rocks, via The Green Cathedral. This Cathedral is made of trees, palms and other greenery and behind the altar is a body of water. It was beautiful and very peaceful except for the...Jump to full entry
Apr 19, 2009 - Scaring the kids with killer crocs!!!!
We sadly woke to rain and more rain, so we decided to get some shopping done first and then return to the cp and watch the free cable movies. We drove around the park to Tony's Island where tents were set up...they were really camping especially with the rain and mud and soggy grass. We did a big grocery shop, I was hungry!!! Then we went back and had sausages and salad for a late lunch. We watched August Rush and then Rogue. August Rush had us all in tears and Rogue had all of us dreading the trip into the Northern Territory. We felt very...Jump to full entry
Apr 18, 2009 - Leaving Fingal Bay and Jake!!!!
We were woken in the early hours by rain that sounded as if someone had a hose pouring directly on to us ....it was a downpour!!!! We were glad that we had packed most of it the night before. We woke and again the kids impressed everyone around by their diligent and organised way of helping pack up to leave. We said our farewells and drove to the SLS club and parked on the road outside it carpark. Liam and Rhiannon were very excited. Sean ....I am unsure if he was still keen but later he said he loved it and felt that it was an...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2008 - Coffs Harbour to Tuncurry/Forster (twin towns)
Left the caravan park at Coffs Harbour to head somewhere!! Couldn't decide on a park so thought we would drive until we found a nice spot. The caravan park at Coffs was beautiful. We had an ensuite site (not roughing it too much!!) and the park was lush, lanscaped and had pools to die for. The kids loved it and wanted to stay. I think Hamish is getting a bit homesick. He keeps asking when we're going home to stay. Tried to get a photo of 'Sudden Comfort' but it's true uniqueness didn't show up in the driving past shot! We left Coffs in the...Jump to full entry