This has been a great stop right on the banks of the Clarence River.  You can see the river past the caravan, between the front of the van and the large tree in the photo of our camp.  The non-powered area is a spacious camping area, the nearest camp is about 50m away from us.  For the pet lovers they also allow dogs and cats.

The camp kitchen is also excellent and we have had our evening meal there each night and enjoyed conversations with lots of other campers.  We also breakfast there and just before we cracked the eggs for breakfast yesterday some young people we had met the previous night stopped us and shared their bacon and eggs – they had over-catered.  I hate to admit I had three eggs and lots of bacon, Marg stopped me having a fourth egg!

Camp at Iluka

There are a couple of orchids in flower around the camp so I took some photos, of course.

White Orchid at Iluka

Pink Orchid at Iluka

Today we went on a 5+ Km walk through the Iluka World Heritage rain forest.  A cool walk on a warm day, which we enjoyed.  Lots of ferns and vines but no orchids.  There were many elk horns on the trees and some numbers of them on the ground where they had fallen, maybe because they were so big.  You can see some in the trees in the next photo.

Staghorns in Iluka Rainforest

After this we felt we had earned fish and chips from the co-op on the wharf.  Delicious fresh crumbed fish.  We also bought some local oysters (Hastings River) and will have these for tea tonight, mornay of course in case our cholesterol isn’t high enough after yesterdays breakfast.  Life’s tough but someone has to help the economy of these small towns!  Surprisingly we met some Magno Men on the way back to camp, up to their usual tricks.

Magno Men at Iluka

Off to Ballina tomorrow to get the van fixed, then we can really start enjoying ourselves

1 Comment on Iluka

  1. Cam says:

    So what’s up with the van this time?

    The photos look great – how is the tripod going?

    Cam

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