One afternoon I decided that it was time do something meaningful and off-the-beaten-track. It was a blue-sky cloudless day, and time to experience a Pimlico sunset.
Situated on Goonellabah’s northern ridge is a unique house. With one foot in suburbia, it extends into a rural acreage. Sloping to the north-west, it contains a former stone quarry, and has an intermittent stream that drains into Wilson’s River. Continue reading
Zooming down the highway between Lismore and Casino at 100km/h, it is easy to speed obliviously past an interesting piece of history by the side of the road. Heading from Lismore, after 22 kilometres is a small road reserve on the left that can easily be missed unless you are looking out for the Schielers Road turning on the right that lies directly opposite. Continue reading
Perhaps the first thing to jump out at you is the spectacle of a giant inflatable Vegemite jar on a plastic chair. Close by is another companion chair that is home to a part-empty five-litre container of automotive coolant. Continue reading
Heading towards Bangalow from Bexhill, a turnoff descends onto a floodplain surrounded by low hills, with the road winding through the countryside to the village of Eltham. Continue reading
A monster is reported to have been seen eating some of the local wildlife in a remote lagoon, and a search party arrives in an attempt to locate it. The stuff of a 1950s B-movie plot, these events actually took place on the North Coast in the spring of 1971. Continue reading
Concealed around the back of South Lismore is one of the least-known and largest parks in the local area. The Duck Pond is a 10.4-hectare green space bordered by Union Street, Casino Street, and Ostrom Street on three sides, with Leycester Creek marking the fourth boundary. Continue reading