Well, we spent yesterday morning going down to the Dangar Falls - so pretty. The path was DEFINITELY not too wheelchair friendly (not that it was signed that way.. but still) - at some spots you were walking on nearly a 40 degree angle on the footpath... while being greeted rather closely by some ferns - getting close to nature :)
I'm as big as the waterfalls.. hehe (and yes, it was pretty chilly here, hence the long sleeves)
So a slight hiccup in our travel plans .. Az had an accident with some glass and has damaged his right arm. He managed to cut through a few tendons and did some nerve damage, so went into surgery last night after a trip to the Coffs Harbour hospital in an ambulance - and who says we're not having lots of new experiences?! He's got a nice looking cast on and we'll be doing a bit of physio in the coming months to get him back in tip top shape again. It puts a slight dampner on the travel plans, so we're just going to take it all one day at a time. The good to come out of this is that after I felt like a completely useless female - having to get an 80 year old NRMA guy to tow our van to his petrol station - I can now say that I have towed the van and set up our caravan (with some help from the all-knowing one of course) & feel much more equipped to potentially continue on with our journey if we decide to go that way. Of course I'll be requiring some more practise, as you can't really travel at 50km/hr on the highway, can you .. or can you?? Kidding!
And for my next trick... tomorrow I'll be cutting a new window for the caravan (it was the caravan glass that he damaged his arm on) out of ply and siliconing it into place. While we were in Bunnings to get all the required materials, we were picking up the silicone (apparently messy stuff if you don't know what you're doing) and Az looked at me and then without saying anything, picked up the silicone clean up liquid. Naturally, I scoffed and said I don't need it - I'll be able to handle it... hhhhmmmm.. we'll see. I then joked to him and said we should get the silicone that you can paint over.. just in case. We didn't get either the clean up stuff or the paintable silicone... so the pressure's on! Hey, if I can tow a caravan, I can silicone - and the pressure won't be there, cause I won't have a line of 20 cars behind me all willing me to hurry the hell up (am sure they weren't thinking it that politely though)!
Az with his cast - if he holds it upright, he looks like the guy on the KFC add - the Cobra ..
We're staying at Bellinger River Tourist Park http://www.bellingerriver.com.au/, just 15 minutes outside of Coffs Harbour. It's a really nice Caravan Park, and it's right on the river. And close enough to everything that we are able to do a few day trips and still explore in the Troopy - once Az is up to it. The couple Managing it are absolutely lovely. If you're looking for a Caravan Park that you can bring your boat to and ski, fish etc, this is perfect!
We'll keep you updated with our travels - am sure this won't keep us down for too long... so stay tuned, new adventures coming soon.