It started with my hubby's 45th birthday celebrations on the Thursday night with Chinese and Mudcake.
On the Friday his actual birthday we headed to one of our favorite North Coast Destinations Coffs Harbour. We actually stayed a little further south of Coff's this time at Boambee Bay Resort which backed onto Boambee Creek Reserve near Sawtell. This nature reserve right on the beach had gorgeous shaded picnic spots and a kiosk, proving quite a popular spot for both fishing and swimming, particularly on the weekend.
Bomabee Creek Reserve
On the Saturday we headed home leaving my mum and dad at Boambee on there own for a few days whilst we had a few days at home on our own. That night we we had some friends over for drinks, a barbie and a games night.
On Wednesday we headed back to Coffs.
Thursday the first day of Autumn here, was actually a day to rival the hottest of summer days and we decided to travel west into the hinterland to the historic and artsy town of Bellingen and to the Rainforest Centre to walk out along the skywalk at Dorrigo. To get there we travelled along what is known as Waterfall Way. It doesn't take too long to figure out why it is called this given this region is known for its very high rainfalls and is home to part of the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
One of the views from the skywalk which is out over the top of the rainforest canopy.
One of the many waterfalls along the rhe Waterfall Way.
The Courthouse in Bellingen.
After a leisurely lunch at Bellingen we finished the day enjoying the wonderful cool seabreezes back at Sawtell.
One of the views from the lookout at Sawtell back over the beach and to the hinterland.
The white sandy beaches of Sawtell.
Sadly our week was over all too soon and it was back home today for a BBQ Lunch, to pick up Elwood from Rod's parents after doing some last minute shopping for the arrival of the kittens tomorrow and for a swim as the second day of Autumn also was registering top Summer Temperatures.