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Nambucca Heads to Seal Rocks

Sunday 4 September 2016

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there - David got calls from both daughters today to wish him well.

Weather today was fine and mainly sunny for our 255 km trip to Seal Rocks today.

After emptying the holding tanks we were on our way at about 9:20 am and headed south towards Macksville to rejoin the Pacific Highway. As we approached the Macksville Bridge two wide load escorts came over the bridge and motioned us to stop. We thought that the lead escort was giving us a two-fingered salute, but in fact he was indicating that there were two wide loads to come over the bridge. We waited and took some photos as they came over.

Just south of Macksville we joined a recently opened section of the re-built Pacific Highway that took us all the way to Kempsey. Needing fuel we left the highway to go into Kempsey to find a servo to fill up with diesel. As we left Kempsey to rejoin the Pacific Highway we found a Service Centre on the highway - we could have saved ourselves the detour had there been a sign north of the Kempsey turnoff to tell us that there was a Service Centre just down the highway.

South of Kempsey we spent a long period under 80 kph speed limits as this section of the road to the Port Macquarie turnoff and further south is still being rebuilt. Its no wonder Scomo says the country is broke - all the money is being spent on new roads in northern NSW.

Just south of Taree we turned left onto the Lakes Way which took us through Forster-Tuncurry to Bungwahl where we turned left for Seal Rocks. Its a good job that we were not looking for fuel at Bungwahl as the blackboard at the servo announced "No Diesel". The Seal Rocks Caravan Park is undergoing a re-build and the entrance resembles a bomb-site. We were allocated Site 66 for four nights and received a 10% discount because of the works that are going on. The Site are all a bit squeezy and we were left over-lapping the site behind us.

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Wide load escorts coming off the Macksville Bridge.

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The first wide load over the Macksville Bridge.

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Here comes the second wide load across the Macksville Bridge.

Posted by TwoAces 00:56

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