08.05.2013 - 09.05.2013 25 °C
7 May 2013
Setup camp in Iluka today. Quiet little seaside town 2 hours drive north of Coffs Harbour. Set swifty up and did the bay walk. Sherrie hunted down a chemist for some voltaren. Sherrie is suffering from either a never ending leg cramp or a pinched nerve. The very enthusiastic chemist explained to me that if Sherrie laid down flat on her back I could wrap her right knee across her left knee and push down on her shoulder and crack her back. Sherrie was hilarious she just laid down on the carpet in the pharmacy and said can you show me down here with a demo. This bewildered man was still just trying to talk us both through it then just ended up kneeling beside her and cracked her back. So funny. We bought some voltaren anyway plus 2 decks of cards (yahtzee and trivial pursuit) Just about all board games come in decks of cards now and they are fantastic. We then wandered across to the co-op and had fish and chips for dinner then ended up in the pub with our cards. Talked to a really nice couple all night who helped us out with learning the rules for yahtzee. The husband was really drunk so I called us team sober and them team drunk. We got there in the end and we ended up being the last ones in the pub watching THE VOICE before eom bling home.
Our second day at iluka was just beautiful we did the bay walk to the bakery to grab bread and some breakfast before setting off on a walk through a heritage rainforest to Bluff Point. Instead of doubling back through the rainforest we scrambled across the rocks at Bluff Point to reach the surf beach for the return journey. I’d say about a 6k walk. There was not a soul on the beach and the water looked amazing so we stripped down to bra and undies and swam in the surf. The rest of our day was spent in camp chairs reading, chatting and nodding off before heading off on a brisk walk to the butcher to grab lamb chops for dinner. We cracked a wine and cooked another feast on our George Foreman.