Nambucca Heads is our closest shopping centre. A small town of 10000 people, it was an important coastal port with ship building and timber mills as the main industries in the 1800s and early 1900s. Situated at the mouth of the Nambucca river where the river flows into the sea it is now an ideal tourist destination and the fishing is superb.
Some of the best views in town can be seen from the local RSL club as you gaze through the large picture windows.
A board walk runs along the edge of the river so after scones, jam and cream to go with our coffee we go for a short walk.
“Quick, look, look” Jack calls, and we watch entranced as a couple of dolphins leap and play in the centre of the river. They are so fast diving and leaping we could not catch a photo of them. Then, with a last flick of their tails they are gone.
Further along we discover the “V-Wall”, a long row of rocks and boulders along the breakwater where every one is encouraged to make a statement and leave a message or decorate one of the rocks. It has become a Nambucca Heads institution.
As we wander along reading all the messages there is suddenly a loud commotion in the bay.
The fish must be running and it is creating a frantic feeding frenzy among the pelicans and seagulls.
The tide is strong and swift and the birds have to keep flying back to where the fish are.
Then launching back into the fray. I think that splash of water in the bottom centre of the photo could be a fish trying to get away.
The climate in Nambucca Heads is close to perfect, with highs of around 27°C in summer, and 18°C in winter. An ideal place for a holiday.