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Tallebudgera Creek - Week 8

Friday 4 August to Thursday 10 August

Still warm and sunny with temps in the mid 20's. The locals are starting to say that this is the best winter that they have had for many years.

Highlight of the week was a visit from Di's sister Jan who had been attending a Writers Festival in Byron Bay. On Monday we drove south from Tallebudgera Creek to Ballina, a distance of about 100 km, to pick up Jan where she had been staying with her friend Maggie. We had an excellent lunch at the new Hardwood Restaurant in Ballina. The restaurant is owned by a one-time plumber and is decorated with lots of old tools and copper pipes, heat exchangers and a hot water heater rescued from a building site, and now cleaned up and displayed in the restaurant.

On Tuesday we started the day with a walk to Burleigh Heads for a coffee and a visit to Woolworths Metro store for a few supplies. For lunch we caught up with Jan's sister-in-law Dianne and her husband John at the Talle Club which is located across the road from the caravan park. We had an excellent lunch and caught up on each other's news. Dianne and John used to live in Sydney but moved to Robina on the Gold Coast about 12 years ago.

On Wednesday we were up early to take Jan to the Greyhound Bus Terminal at Surfers Paradise as she was heading for Maloollaba on the Sunshine Coast where she was catching up with Allison, another old friend from Sydney. While we waited for the bus to leave we had an excellent breakfast while we read the papers.

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The sunset over Tallebudgera Creek.

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Another view of the sunset.

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A copper hot water heater circa 1920's rescued from a building site by the plumber who owns the Hardwood Restaurant at Ballina.

Posted by TwoAces 19:25

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