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Glen Innes to Tallebudgera

Saturday 28 May 2016

Very cold in Glen Innes this morning - 0 degrees inside the van and 0 degrees outside with a very white frost. We should not have been surprised as there was a very clear sky last night, and Glen Innes is at an altitude of 1,062 metres - a bit like camping on Mt Wellington. We woke up about 4:30 am freezing cold and could have done with a diesel heater to keep us warm. It was so cold that the cold water pipes were frozen for an hour or so until it warmed up.

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Our camp site at Beardy Creek near Glen Innes.

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Thick frost at Glen Innes.

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A frosty morning at Glen Innes.

We were on the road at 8:30 am and continued north on the New England Highway to Tenterfield where we turned right onto the Bruxner Highway which took us through Casino where we stopped for fuel, and Lismore before joining the Pacific Highway near Byron Bay. We continued north on the Pacific Highway before joining the Gold Coast Highway to take us to Tallebudgera Creek - a total of 359 kms.

Casino calls itself the Beef Capital of the World - we thought that title belonged to Rockhampton, but no matter. One of the traps of relying on a GPS to plot the route is to end up down a road that is closed. Apparently there was to be a big parade for Beef Week and our proposed route had been closed by the SES. After explaining our predicament they allowed us through their barrier to find a turn around point so we could go back the way that we came. The GPS was sending us on a short cut that might have saved us a couple of minutes than if we had stayed on the main road. Tom Tom call it IQ Routes but I think that their IQ is about 60!

We arrived at the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park at about 1:45 pm and checked in for 3 months. Yippee! We are on Site 12 and are now considered to be Regulars on Site 12. There was a cool breeze blowing from the West so we decided against setting up the Awning and Annexe. We sorted out our hoses , erected the room at the front of the van and set up the satellite dish. Managed to get the best signal ever with minimal fuss so now have the full range of channels on VAST and FOXTEL. We will set up the annexe tomorrow morning as the forecast for tomorrow is 23 degrees with light winds.

Posted by TwoAces 03:17

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Welcome to the Gold Coast as a Regular.
I had ridden to Burleigh Heads this morning, but I didn't think that you wanted to see me at 7:28am.
We will catch up later.
Frosty.
A fellow Regular on the GC.

by snowman3195

Frosty, Like Marg we were still in our bed, as were most sensible people.

by TwoAces

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