Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NSW Nambucca Heads

Another beautiful area along the New South Wales Coast is the Nambucca Valley. It has beautiful beaches, the Nambucca River, lush farmlands, rain forests, very pretty streams and gullies.
The Vee - Wall breakwater at the Nambucca River entrance is a huge outdoor art gallery. It is a lovely stroll, viewing the art and reading the messages. Some of the artists have spent quite a while designing and painting their particular piece of rock.
While walking along the break wall we saw a huge turtle and ray swim by. Later when we rode our bikes out to the golf course for a look, we saw another turtle in the shallows munching on the weed. It was fantastic. The walk and bike tracks along the river are great. We rode our bikes from the White Albatross caravan park which is at the head of the river over to the movie theatre and shops on the other side of the Pacific Highway and did not need to go on the road at all. Some of the walkways go out into the mangroves so that you can watch the fish. They certainly have designed it well for the locals and the tourists. The area is very popular with retirees and after spending three days here we can certainly see why.
We walked in to the pro shop at the golf course, to find out when we could play and we were greeted by Lynn, a former receptionists of ours when we lived on the Central Coast, about 15 years ago. We enjoyed catching up and swapping children and grand children stories. It always amazes me where we meet people we know.
When you go into Nambucca township, on the corner of Ridge and Mann Streets, there is a corner dedicated to ceramic art. They have used pieces of old teapots, saucers, old tiles and just about anything ceramic to make some of the most intricate designs.

I love the way that some of these towns create their own artistic attractions.

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