Our caravan park is right on the Clarence River and the sunsets have been beautiful.
Yamba is at the Northern end of Yuraygir National Park and we went into Angourie Bay, (Angourie meaning ‘loud ocean’), and Mara Creek picnic area in the national park. The weather is cooler after a change and the wind is very cold, but the sun always shines and we enjoyed our time at these places.
On other days we have had a good look around Yamba. It is a lovely town, with the locals showing keen interest in fishing. We went to Pippi Beach and saw the magnificent surf beach. We also drove to Iluka one day and had a delicious meal of fish and chips from the wharf fish shop. Delicious crumbed fillets of whiting and as good as the last time we were up this way. We drove to Iluka Rainforest Picnic Area to eat the fish and chips and were lucky to get the one and only table, which we ended up sharing with another couple, who were very friendly.
Another trip was to Sandon River, in the Yuraygir National Park. The last time we were there, we were disappointed because the camping area looked a bit like a shanty town, with people taking up permanent residence, but this time, there seemed to be more room for caravaners and we had lunch overlooking the beach and enjoyed watching the tide come in. There is no power or water there, but the fishing on the beach and in the river is very good. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the beach through the Pandanas Palm!
We have had fire every night and Pete and Barb are great company. Pete often gave us a special treat of Moe Prawns – delicious. (BBQ’d dim sims, with soy sauce!!)
We all went out to lunch at the Tavern yesterday (which is set next to the Clarence River), and everyone was extremely happy with their meals. Barb and I had Pan Fried Salmon, with Bearnaise sauce, and Russ and Pete had Barramundi. All very satisfied. While there we watched dolphins swimming just a few metres from our table, watched fishermen, who were taking part in a fishing competition, pull in Bream at an amazing pace and enjoyed the atmosphere, with the locals on a Saturday afternoon.
Pete and Barb left this morning, and we tried to book in for another week, but we would have had to move to another site, so we are moving up to Murwillumbah, next Friday.