Nambucca Valley

Whip it

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The rain clouds of this week’s Sydney weather have delivered a silver lining to the Gorgeous One and me. The G.O.’s work site is awash and although previously he couldn’t be spared this coming Saturday & Monday so we could have a lovely long break, the weather Gods were on our side: rainy this week, sunny and a little showery next but nice, so we are off again up to our house for a week’s break with *ANZAC Day in the middle.

While we’re there we sometimes go for a drive, mainly when I say “there’s this property on, lets go and look”… We’re amusing ourselves: we have no intention of taking on [the work & expense of] a rural property but our adventures take us to some great places like this one on the Whip Mountain Road just out of Taylors Arm, NSW Australia. In the photo’s, in the near distance you can see the G.O.’s childhood home (which incidentally we did look at when it was up for sale), and the ocean in the distance.

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*Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

Lyrics “Whip It”, Devo

All roads lead home.

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The G.O. & I have long
planned to spend the last
of our youth, much of our old age & a goodly proportion of our financial resources exploring the byways, highways and beaches of Australia. If from time to time caravan travelling & living loses its shine, we can take heart in knowing home is via a picturesque drive on the road out to Taylors Arm, in the beautiful Nambucca Valley, NSW, Australia.

Excerpt from Wikipedia: Taylors Arm and surrounding area is a very beautiful part of the Mid North Coast. Undulating landcsape, State Forest, National Parks and Thumb Creek to Taylors Arm river, that consists of some very inviting water holes in the hot summer. On entry into the quiet village, an avenue of Paulownia trees is set in the foreground with blue mountains in the background.,_New_South_Wales