Sunday, July 1, 2018

Safari 2018 July 1st & 2nd 2018

July 1st...Tiona Holiday Resort

Our day has gone so quickly and we have only moved a short distance north to camp on an Isthmus  which is the narrow strip of land between two bodies of water, in this instant it is between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean which is part of Booti Booti National Park. Along each seaside  road we travel I cannot help but admire the Banksias and Melaleucas which are tall and in bloom. Fine weather does enhance their appearance of course...perhaps later in the week!
 This afternoon we walked for 2 km along the beach. The colours were magnificent greys, mauves, sand and the white of the waves. What beautiful fabric these colours would make.

Our weekly wash has been done and is dry with the help of driers. It is raining this evening so our decision about tomorrow is in abeyance....plans to continue north are still with us. 

July 2nd

Our neighboring campers  called on us quite early to give us 2 bream fish for dinner. Trevor, the fisherman had been out on the beach at 1.00 am fishing, as the tide went out in the early hours. We will enjoy this fish for dinner and the 2nd one is frozen ready for another night. He had cleaned and scaled them ready to cook. How generous and lucky for us.

It has rained all day here so we are lucky to be in a well drained and sandy camping area ... Tiona Holiday Resort which is about 17km south of the townships of Forster and Tuncurry. Late morning we drove north to see what these two townships had to offer. Lunch was enjoyed at the Bowling Club and the remainder of the time was spent exploring the Stockland Shopping Mall....Bunnings, Coles and Aldi among many other Retail Outlets. The rain continues to fall as evening draws in.

Bream fish ready for the camp oven

The fish was delicious  wrapped in foil, with lemon, and baked in the camp oven over gas.

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