New Farm Park, Brisbane

Friday, November 23, 2012

ON THE HOME RUN

Curiosity got the better of me and I had to "gooogle' Wollomombi Falls to see what they look like with water. (see last post) I copied the pic from the net and stuck it next to one that I took on our trip there.
After driving along Waterfall Way from Armidale, we stopped at Bellingen overnight. We had been there once before but had gone down the coast road. TOH remembered that there was a very nice Swiss Bakery in the town. It must have made a big impression on him as he had no problems finding it again. As soon as we arrived in the town (I was driving) he said turn here, go left now, drive about 100 metres and there it was. Yet he can't remember where he left his phone.

 We stayed in a cosy B&B we had our own little deck where we consumed some delicious nussgipfel from the Swiss Bakery. (almond rolls)

 There was a lush back garden with a swimming pool which attracted..........
 a water dragon.  Unfortunately the next morning we didn't go for one of the many bush walks here as TOH is like a horse. When he smells home there is no stopping him from galloping on the home run. We need to come here again and stay a few days.

We headed north along the coast road zooming past sugar plantations and beautiful beaches. It was nice to be going home and to be back in the warmer northern climate. We have been home a month now and I'm planning our next trip. This will be next May and we will be going to the northern most tip of Australia, Cape York.

23 comments:

  1. I like your expression about TOH, wanting to go home ha,ha.The falls do have a lack of water indeed. ell unfortunately I can't say the same. Here it is raining all day long.

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  2. B&B? I am afraid of such places. Crusty and ever so proper grey haired old woman owner and no privacy. Having to engage in social chat in the early morning when you don't normally.

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  3. My sister and her g/f went to Cape York. They justified their need of a 4wd to do so. It is now drivable in a 2wd?

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  4. I love the bit about the home run. We went through some of this country on our home run and there was no stopping us either.

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  5. i love that little deck and the pool. what a beautiful spot. I would really like to stay there. and i am like a horse to, and so is hubby, when we start home we don't stop except for NEEDED pit stops.

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  6. I loved your comments about TOH being able to find the bakery but not his phone.That B and B seemed rather upmarket. I have yet to find one with a balcony/deck let alone a swimming pool.

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  7. Beautiful photos and lucky Bill! Swiss bakery yum!

    Speaking of Cape York, we made it about 500 mtrs along the unsealed road and turned back towards the Daintree.

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  8. Love the look of that B & B and so lucky to see the water dragon. Great shot. Take care Diane

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  9. I love the compare on the falls, I was curious too! It is always hard to sight see when you are headed home after being gone a while. I understand!

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  10. OMG - the area was/is dry! I have never seen (what I still refer to as the Dorrigo Pass road to the coast) so dry. The Wollomombi and Ebor Falls were always like as shown in your new picture. You will have to return again AFTER the rainy season - but not in the rain!!
    Cape York in May sounds good, the monsoon and cyclone season should have passed by then but I have never had an desire to travel up there - crocodiles, rogue water buffalo bulls, sea stingers and the "Joe Blakes" and I do not see "eye to eye". Not that I would ever get up so close and cuddily - ha ha!
    Great report, Diane, on your trip from Canberra to Brisbane. Well done indeed.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. Love the concept of Bill as 'horse'. That does look like a welcoming B&B. I value my anonymity too much to stay at many B&Bs that seem to 'force' me to be happy and joyful and interact with everyone. I am not!

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  12. Now TOH sound just like me ..... bakeries & coffee shops are etched in my memory but keys & phones are not.
    My! what a difference in the "Falls" photos.

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  13. TOH sounds like me only I saw I'm like a homing pigeon, once I know the holiday is over I can't wait to get back home. I like your horse expression better :) Lovely pics!

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  14. The difference in the two pictures of the waterfall is amazing. I hope that area gets some rain soon. I must be related to Bill -- I enjoy traveling, but it is always great to get back home. It sounds as if your next trip will be a great one.

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  15. Wow water does make a big difference. You have such beautiful photos and I love your adventures. B

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  16. Just goes to show ... finding good bakeries is WAAAAY more important than silly things like remembering where possessions are ...

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  17. "warm northern climate" sounds to funny to me!

    Beautiful country.

    Wish I had some of those almond rolls. Like your other half, I never forget how to find a good bakery!

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  18. Yes, go back when there is water in the falls! Yosemite Nat'l Park in CAlifornia is like that -- beautiful falls, totally dry part of most years.

    I think TOH depends on you to remember where the phone is so he can keep his mind free for important things like Swiss bakeries (that one sounds fantastic!)

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  19. Wow....awesome photos, Diane! Love your posts. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, I really appreciate it.

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  20. I am so very glad you left a comment on my blog because now I can see a beautiful place through your photos...another place to add to my bucket list! Your blog title cracked me up, I too am on an adventure!

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  21. Yikes! Do those water dragons bite?

    Your adventure looks just wonderful. Wish we were there. :)

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  22. Yep Martha, they will bite if they are cornered, but they, 99.9% of the time, will run away. They run on their hind legs - really funny to watch. The idea is if cornered to ensure that they don't run up your legs. They are really funny creatures and quite harmless.
    They are all over the place where one of my sisters lives in Terrigal,NSW, on a canal like stream or creek.
    I am wicked, I like to throw sticks at them to watch them run, I did this recently at a botanical gardens with Diane on our 2012 reunion in Canberra, much to my disgust, they ignored my stick throwing!
    PS: Diane DID NOT throw any sticks! But she DID watch very carefully - ha ha!

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  23. I have been scrolling through your blog since you left a comment on mine. I feel like I have been on vacation! What a beautiful place you live in...hope we get to visit someday!

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