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Nambucca Heads

Thursday 1 September to Saturday 3 September 2016

Weather mainly cloudy with cool breezes. Friday was quite windy from the north/north-west, but on Saturday the wind went around to the west at a similar strength - 25 to 30 knots.

Thursday was a quiet day with a wander around the shops at Nambucca Heads - Di managed to find a frock shop or two or was it three!

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Thursday's weather photo at Nambucca Heads.

On Friday we drove back to Coffs Harbour, firstly to get some Bio-Magic from Watsons Caravans, and secondly to drive down to the Harbour for a coffee. It was too windy for a walk around at the marina - 30 knots at least which explained why all the prawn trawlers were tied up at the wharf. The rock wall that protects the marina, and also provides access to Mutton-bird Island was closed. The level of the wall is being raised with 1,200 12-tonne concrete blocks to provide additional protection for the marina, which was significantly damaged in the East Coast Low in June. Two yachts were also sunk at the marina during the storm and the Marina Office extensively damaged.

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Wave action at Coffs Marina during the June East Coast Low.

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Marina at Coffs Harbour.

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Rock wall pathway to Muttonbird Island closed for improvements.

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Too windy for the prawn trawlers to go out today.

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Looking across Wellington Beach at Nambucca Heads.

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Looking south from the end of the rock-wall at Nambucca Heads.

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Waves breaking on the bar-way at Nambucca Heads.

On Saturday we drove up to the Pub with no Beer at Taylors Arm, which is about 40 km from Nambucca Heads. Our trip took us south to Macksville where we turned west for Taylors Arm. At Macksville the road authorities are in the process of building an enormous bridge which is part of the Pacific Highway upgrade between Kempsey to the south and Nambucca Heads to the north. At the Pub we both had rump steaks and without doubt the steaks were the best that we have had for sometime. The meat comes from a farm down the road owned by the publicans - just goes to show that the closer you can buy your meat to the farm gate the better it will be!

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Rustic interior of the Pub with no Beer.

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Di outside the Pub with no Beer at Taylors Arm.

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Sunset on Saturday night at Nambucca Heads.

Posted by TwoAces 02:32

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