Scotsman Robin's an old friend of the Kulas since 1971. Today he works for Adobe Systems in San Jose, California.
Blue skies greet us this morning with a promise of a warm day, warm enough to take the roof off our car. We farewell Marion as she leaves for an aerobics session. After breakfast it’s goodbye and thanks to Noel with hopes of revisiting. Noel and Marion have been relaxed and generous hosts and it has been a marvellous reunion. Rex and Anne head off directly to Evans Head. Ruth and I, having de-roofed to let the sunshine in, point in the direction of Murwillumbah. We will travel to Evans Head via a big detour through the Tweed Valley that will mean doing a rough circle around the Mt.Warning caldera.
As we drive into Murwillumbah there are craggy hills, sugar cane plantations and river crossings with Mt Warning dominating the skyline. The sun is warm and the scenery is seductive. After a coffee at M’bah we enter the Mt Warning National Park. Again spectacular mountain scenery. Stopping at an art gallery we chat to the proprietor who informs us that he settled here from Geelong not so long ago. The art works are not too flash. Continuing on to Uki, Stokes Siding we avoid the freeway to join the old Princes H’wy. The alignment is not as good as the freeway but there is absolutely no traffic with the road standard very high. Must remember this on our return trip.
We hit the coast at Brunswick Heads, then on to Byron Bay, Lennox Head, stopping at Ballina for a beer. As we sip we contemplate the delightful countryside and coast behind us. Pulling into Evans Head we happen upon Anne and assist in her shopping. That night we “wok-up” a feed of leatherjacket and cleanse our palates with sauv blanc. After a long day all of us are very tired and declare an early night at 8.30PM. A good day and good night.
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