We left home fairly early in order to get as far towards Sydney as comfortable.
We stopped for a coffee at this cute converted church in Broadwater, called Our Daily Bread Cafe. The coffee was really good (though expensive) and I loved the atmosphere inside. The seating area is set up like a museum but is a shop as well as a cafe. It must be fairly new because there were workmen outside painting the facade.
We stopped at a shopping centre in Coffs Harbour for a break and for Donald to buy some thongs, and then drove down the road a bit to have a lunch of bread and sardines that we had brought with us, at a nice park beside the river. We bought a coffee there, too, but it was not very nice at all.
Since we’d lost an hour crossing the border to New South Wales, it was starting to get late-ish and we needed to get a move on.
It seemed the entire road between towns was one long roadworks! I think our average speed today was 80kmh!
Anyway, we found a nice little motor inn at Karuah for our first night on the road – the only place I had not pre-booked.
We unloaded the car and had a little bit of a rest before heading down to the RSL for some very average Chinese food. The little park below the RSL, on the river bank, was very nice, however. There were views of the bridge and also the oyster farms next door: