Tea Gardens

Not over impressed with the weather today but have had a good day regardless. Other than a bit of sun this morning it’s been overcast all day and been threatening rain although that hasn’t actually appeared.
We set off from Harrington to head onto the Pacific Highway yet again as there was no real alternative. We headed south until we could pick up a more interesting route, The Lakes Way which follows the coast, taking in a peninsula that is accessed via a bridge at Forster-Tuncurry.
We stopped at Forster-Tuncurry for what may well be our final food shop for the trip as we now have enough for 4 meals and expect to be eating out a bit too. The shopping centre has a Coles supermarket but this was closed off with NSW Fire Service tape everywhere. It seems that on Saturday afternoon they had a freak storm that left the place covered in hail stones and part of the neighbouring KMart store roof collapsed and the shopping centre was evacuated. Fortunately the Woolworths store wasn’t effected so we went there instead ! We also stopped at a BCF store (camping equipment store) and managed to find an adaptor that will let us use the Coleman stove with our UK gas cylinder when we get it home.
Continuing down the coast we diverted to Seal Rocks to take a look but it wasn’t really the weather for a stroll on the beach. It’s probably a nice place to visit on a sunny day but not so much on an overcast, windy day…
After another brief spell on the Pacific Highway we arrived at Norm’s property where we’ll be camping for the night. A good camp fire, a trip to the pub for some food and setting the world to rights back around the camp fire before bed. Sadly no sign of the Koala though 🙁
Tomorrow we’re thinking of heading to the Watagans National Park as it’s due to be a tad windy and the trees will give us a bit of shelter. Our final schedule for the trip for the remaining days is likely to be…
Tuesday night, Watagans NP, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday night at North Narabeen where we can head into Sydney for a day or two’s sightseeing, Saturday and Sunday night at Lane Cove camp site where we’ll clean, repack and dispose of excess/perishable stuff prior to delivering the Land Rover to Botany Bay on Monday morning and catching the flight home.

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