To quote the well-known song ‘I’ve been everywhere man’ is a good indication of the Easter Long Weekend away that Peter organised for us all.

Base camp was the Grafton Sunset Caravan Park. There were a few who were able to arrive on the Thursday & I have it on quite good authority that a good time was had by all, Karen S & Leanne enjoyed a bit of dancing until the rest of us arrived the following day on the Friday!! A quick set up of camp and we were off for the first part of what ended up being a great long weekend trip. Minnie Waters was one of our many stops.

Over the next 3 days there was a lot to see in deviations off the Gwyndir Highway and other roads & tracks. We went through/stopped in several National Parks, Ramornie, Nymboida, Barool, Washpool to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stop at the Granite Picinic Area was well worth the break. The short walk to the lookout gave us ample time to look out over a beautiful part of the Washpool National Park. The foggy weather only added to the gorgeous photos taken.

A walk down to the Boundary Falls even though it was as good as a PT session at your local gym was well worth it. It certainly gave my cousin an insight on how leeches work. Thanks to quick thinking with some salt from Ross V the leech decided it didn’t like my cousin’s English blood anymore.

 

A walk down to the Boundary Falls even though it was as good as a PT session at your local gym was well worth it. It certainly gave my cousin an insight on how leeches work. Thanks to quick thinking with some salt from Ross V the leech decided it didn’t like my cousin’s English blood anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along this way this poor little fellow decided to demonstrate his diving skills in front of Peter & Leanne’s car but made a crash landing. Karen S took him under her ‘wing’ & looked after him until the wildlife team could care from him. He was very nervous & it showed as he left his mark on my jumper. Sadly, as we were told his wing was broken so he will be forever flying high in the sky. It was good we all took him in & he wasn’t left to suffer.

On the day before we all had to leave (if memory serves me correctly), we stopped at the local Royal Hotel South Grafton for lunch. The hospitality of the staff made the lunch even more enjoyable. There was even a colouring in competition which I believe Peter’s daughter Tiffany made a start at. There’s always a little kid in us all.

Finally, a huge thank-you Peter for an amazing trip on this long weekend.

Thanks to Leanne for some of the photos provided for this trip report.

And………..a very big heart felt thanks to everyone who attended that helped myself and my mother help celebrate my cousin Joseph’s 21st Birthday!! He has come over from the U.K & has been studying in Sydney for nearly 12 months as part of his University degree. Luckily, he was able to come on the trip & with the help of my partners in crime Ross & Karen S who picked up the cake from Hank’s Kitchen in Grafton, everyone came together to sing Happy Birthday & help devour the chocolate mud cake!!