Sydney to Woolgoolga
We were aiming for wheels rolling by 8am and drove out soon after, so a good start to the day. There was no traffic and we made good time to Buladelah where we stopped at the Riverside cafe for a reasonably good coffee. The kids had thick shakes which they described as poor quality ice cream with topping in a jar - no milk involved. They will stick with milkshakes next time.
Being so full from their ice cream morning tea we continued past our usual Taree lunch stop and headed onto Kempsey where we stopped in a lovely reserve by the river. Clearly swimming costumes are not the go in Kempsey as we watched kids fully dressed in their jeans and t-shirts doing flips and backward dives with twists off the jetty.
Lunch stop at Kempsey
For once I hadn't booked the campsite in Sawtell and we were making such good time that we headed onto Woolgoolga and stayed at the Lakeside caravan park. It was a beautiful spot and after setting up the trailer, there was enough light left for us to walk along the estuary and into town and back before getting ready for dinner.
We decided to try an Indian vegetarian Sikh restaurant, Singhan Da Dhaba, for dinner, no alcohol allowed. The food was excellent, but vegetarian food doesn't seem to fill teenagers up, so we ordered an extra dish just to make sure they didn't go to bed hungry.
Sunset along Woolgoolga Beach