Curing Cabin Fever

Ten days onboard and still not sailing south!
Welcome to the Coff’s Harbour branch of Hotel California. We wonder if we will ever leave…
Yesterdays strong southerlies which gusted to 40 knots in the marina had our patience frayed to their thinnest threads.
Time to get off the boat! When we arrived back up to Coff’s to rejoin Fling we first hired a car to visit family inland. We hired the car for a week and after checking with all the car rental booths at the airport we found the small local company the best.
Coming back to Fling after our visit and thinking we had a great weather window to head south we dropped the car off a day early.
Fast forward ten days and here we are, still in Coffs and going stir crazy. Time for another car..
We again contacted Coff’s Harbour Rent A Car and they happily agreed to bring a car down to us at the marina. When we went into the office to complete the paperwork for the rental, Greg let us know that since the previous rental had ended a day early our account had been refunded for a days rental! Today’s car hire cost us a total of $3.50!
Given that we hadn’t asked for a refund this honesty and generosity astonished us! We are happy to reccommend this company to cruisers heading north or south.
South is where we headed by road, touring Bonville, Urangan and Nambucca Heads before returning to Coff’s via the lovely town of Sawtell.
Bonville is known for it’s golf course. Urangan had little to offer us but we had a facinating walk to the head of the river at Nambucca.
The foreshore there is reinforced with large rocks and for a kilometre or so we wandered along reading the graffitti messages left on them. Some political, some religious, some very emotional tributes to lost friends and at least five marriage proposals!
Many are ornate mosaic’s and indeed in the main township a huge mosaic encrusts the footpath outside the Police Station.
On from Nambucca and heading north to Coff’s we stopped at Sawtell for lunch. This is a town we will most definately visit again. Great beach, good food and a really nice community atmosphere.


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