Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 4 Tamworth to Mullumbimby

Departing Tamworth at 7:30 it was good to get going with the long days journey ahead. We stopped at a little town called Uralla which has one of the best set ups for the driver reviver that we had seen it was a building with a small television and tea and coffee of course. It was nice to talk with the locals and interesting that the Driver reviver are self-supporting and largely ignored by governments at all levels (guess there is no method to tax it!)

Armidale for breakfast, continuing the undulating roads up the mountains to Glen Innes following the New England Highway to a town called Guyra where the highest caravan park in the country is located according to the signs.

We travel further down the road to a small place called Deepwater to have a cup of tea and change drivers we decided to stop for a while to rest up for the journey ahead.

Lunch was at Tenterfield where we pulled the van into the Cricket ground and had a cup of tea, we then went to look at the Tenterfield saddler but when we finally found it the store was closed. Many of these small towns could learn from putting some clearer sigage as it was difficult to find and stopping at the information centre with a caravan was not an easy task.

Then we drove from Casino, Lismore,then through to Ballina where we saw the big Prawn while it is still an icon - there is much talk in the local press about keeping the 'Big Prawn'

Traveling from Ballina to Mullimbimby we arrived at our destination in the late afternoon, in fact much later due to the persistent rain and possible longer way via Tenterfield.

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