The twin towns of Forster and Tuncurry are separated by quite a large bridge and the entrance/exit of a massive set of lake systems. We were very fortunate – weather was perfect although it is expected to head south over the next week.
We stayed on the Tuncurry side of town adjacent to the break water and next to the rock pool. Lots of the locals and retirees spend their day trying to catch fish – we chose to get out in the car, on foot and gave the bikes an earnest working to just enjoy the sights, mainly majestical in this area.
Map in Seal Rocks, Sugar Loaf Lighthouse, Whoota Whoota Lookout, Hawke Point and the National Parks of Booti Booti and Walingat and you have some exhilarating days. A first for us in the local area was an outdoor church at Tiona about 20km South of Forster you will find the Green Cathedral An informal church with pews. pulpit and altar set amongst a natural bush setting of a lake and palm trees. It has been there for 75 years unspoilt. If you want to elope and get married somewhere special take a look at this place – Green Cathedral – Bali does not match it – might be cheaper to get there from the West though.
Tomorrow we hitch up heading to Port Stephens a tick over two hours away looking to soak up the Blue Water Country and Blues Festival over the long weekend. (Eastern States) Two shows we are really looking forward to are The Brothers 3 and Amos Morris (a couple of our favourites from Tamworth). There will also be the opportunity to check out the fashionable boot scooters and a few new acts including Paul Costa and Ian Moss – they are as keen as mustard these boot scooters.