Stage 1: Brisbane and Coffs.

July 17th.  We left in a blur. I ‘lost’ my wallet. It turned up in a small zipped pocket in my backpack. Sad really, after cancelling my cards and booking a new drivers license while we were in Auckland

Jetstar to Brisbane

July 18th  To Coffs Harbour.
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At the coast.  Quite cold really.
Coffs Harbour is 5 hours south of Brisbane. Remarkable piece of coast with lots of waterways, walks and things to do. Very peaceful.

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I wish.  :-)

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Dorrigo National Park. One hour inland you rise 750m.

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Waterfall way.  Really good to have a few outings with Chris: shopping, walks, discovering the worst cheap lunch deal in Coffs, iced banana, BBQ and tons of walks.

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They are very polite at Coles.

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Gym time.

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A new Drink.  Very very refreshing.  I’m going to ask Jenny for help to make some fermented tea stuff when I return.

From Derek: At Coffs: Complete computer meltdown that meant I had to reinstall Windows.  Slept a lot.
Arm: recovering from rotator cuff surgery, finally making progress. I never knew there were so many varieties of pain, and it really is surprising how many people pat uo on your left shoulder.

From Phillipa: Yes this is me at the gym in Coffs Harbour! I went twice. Chris was a great incentive. Need to do it more!

Its been great having time with Chris. Today we met with our Brazilian boarder Giuliano and enjoyed lunch with him at Chris’s place – he has a lovely outside area that will be a huge asset in the coming Spring and Summer. It has been so mild in Brisbane. We loved Southbank and I went to a musical at the Lyric Theatre at Southbank Sunday afternoon – yesterday.

Tonight we go into town and stay at the Sofitel – a complimentary night on our Accor card. From there we will get the train to the airport and fly out! xxoo

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