Road trip day 2

Today we drove up from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour for lunch… and to see the Big Banana. This is a famous roadside attraction, a giant fibreglass banana, which you can walk through, and pose in front of for photos and so on.

We didn’t really have any plan for lunch, so I asked one of the staff at the Big Banana and they recommended an area down by the Coffs Harbour Jetty, with several eating places to choose from. We didn’t really want a big sit-down lunch, so we found a bakery there and had pies for lunch. And we were glad we did, because they were incredibly good, so much better than what we had at Heatherbrae’s Pies yesterday. After a walk around the foreshore and marina area to see the sights and exercise Scully, we went back past the bakery to the car, and I got a lemon meringue tart too, and it was also amazingly good. Now I’m going to be upset that this wonderful bakery is over 500km from home.

On the way back to Port Macquarie we stopped at Urunga to have another walk. Here there is a boardwalk over a mangrove swamp in a tidal inlet, all the way out to the beach. This was a lovely walk, and we spotted several interesting species of birds, many of which I photographed.

Following this we drove back to our hotel, then went out for dinner. We found a very nice Mexican place, and had some excellent soft tacos. This was a nicer meal than last night. So all round it was a great day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *