M1

Elizabeth

Private schools have already broken up for the long summer holidays here and on Friday state schools will be joining them. Some of those private schools can have seven or eight weeks off, state schools though tend to only have about six. So not too different from summer holidays in the UK, but because our [...]

Caves Beach

It seems like ages since I last mentioned the M1. But at last I was back on it again, heading for Sydney. In no time at all I’d covered about 130 miles when I made a decision that may surprise you. I decided to turn OFF of the M1. I didn’t need to, it would [...]

Pit stop

We arrived at Port Macquarie early evening. Port Macquarie has a population of about 36,000. That may not seem big to you, but it’s big enough to make it 40th in the list of Australia’s largest towns and cities. We had chosen Port Macquarie simply because it was about halfway between Yamba and our destination [...]

Maclean

My holiday is over but yours is just about to begin. My intention was to have a holiday and blog it at the same time. What a joke! In just over two weeks away, I managed to get only two posts up. As an exercise in blogging on the move, it was a miserable failure. [...]

Yamba

I never thought I’d say I love the M1, but I never knew that one day I’d live in a country that had such a great M1. I’ll show you what I mean in a bit, but first, let me finish off Yamba. This morning we went to find the mouth of the mighty Clarence [...]