North Coast break

A window opened for a mid-week break recently & so the Tardis was packed for a “beach trip” to somewhere north of Sydney. Ralph & Peregrine came along too, for some days of caravan park stops & local rides & beach visits. With Bromptons loaded into our VW T5 Campervan we didn’t last long before needing to stop for lunch.
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Hawks Nest turned out to be the first nights caravan park, just beside the ocean beach.
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Next day saw us out on the Bromptons for some cruising around the coastal area (no pics I’m sorry, but there just might be a video soon?). The afternoon activity just had to be the beach & Mrs Aussie managed to fit in an ocean dip & a beach walk – as well as chatting to a local resident.
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Another night & it was decision time: stay put for some more nights or move on? One of our caravan park criteria had been overlooked here; decent 3G & so it was an easy choice – Forster here we come! We like the elevated section of the park, with views over the town, park, river & inner beach.
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The sunset kept us occupied with our wine, while waiting for the restaurant meals.
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This park neighbour had done a commendable job on a VW T2 restoration/conversion.
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Our ride for the day on Ralph & Peregrine took us around & out of town.
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We couldn’t complain about the weather as we’d just missed a wind storm the day before arriving at Hawks Nest but for us it had been sunshine all the way – until late on our final afternoon & some rain came down. We relaxed under the awning of the Tardis & were joined by this damp Noisy Miner.
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Pulling out from the caravan park, we stopped for a coffee at the local surf club & nestled our little/big Tardis amongst some fellow travellers.
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Our journey home included a detour inland via Dungog – & we came across a vintage tractor exhibition getting started for the weekend! Over 50 tractors went past my hastily pointed iPhone lens, although my processing of the videos is rather tractor-paced? – but I did manage to get a pic of one of the traction engines chuffing along.
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Until the next trip… (over Easter?)

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4 thoughts on “North Coast break

  1. Ian Martin 10/04/2014 at 16:30 Reply

    Another good one Ian – very enjoyable!
    Ian

  2. The Brompton Diarist 14/04/2014 at 09:04 Reply

    Lovey pictures and a fine adventure; I feel as if I’ve been on a short and wonderful vacation! (Nice to see a T2 on the road. It probably would have looked minuscule, itself, next to your Tardis, just as your own T looks next to those behemoths in the park . . .)

  3. Aussie on a Brompton 14/04/2014 at 10:20 Reply

    Thanks Ian, videos still to do (of riding, not wine drinking) but we’re about to head for the Mudgee Bike Muster – & you know what they have at Mudgee!

  4. Aussie on a Brompton 14/04/2014 at 10:28 Reply

    Ta Brommie, although I must admit that the camera & road angles conspired to make those motorhomes seem pretty big.

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