The Fisherman’s co-op at Brunswick is renowned for the best fish and chips in the area. It is an institution and its reputation has spread by word of mouth and people come from far and near to sample the tastiest and most ideal meals of fish and chips around.
Time for us to check it out. It is only a 10 minute drive, so with Mitch, the dog, as back seat passenger we go for lunch.
It is the first day of the school holidays and they are busy. They sell both fresh fish caught that day and cooked meals. I order 2 Orange Roughy and one portion of chips. It is a 20 minute wait.
The jetty is just across the road so while waiting I wander over to watch the action.
Or should I say inaction! Of course you can catch your own…
With school out what better way to spend the day than sitting in the sun, with your mates, waiting for the fish to bite.
The pelicans are showing a lot of interest as well.
This is no flash, up-market dining venue, it is strictly take away. But what better way to eat your fish and chips, wrapped in paper, than on a rustic, rather scruffy picnic bench. Shared with your Mates.
We tear away the paper and tuck in to fish that is white and delicate and melts in your mouth. The chips are crunchy and cooked to perfection, and what they call one serving of chips is more than enough for both of us. Yes the reputation of best fish and chips is well deserved.
Across the road the fishing boats are moored. So after lunch we take Mitch for a walk along the river.
Pelicans are everywhere.
There are also a number of boats with people living on them. This little dog got all excited when Mitch walked by.
Maybe you would like to hire a pirates boat and cruise along the river. At those prices you would need a bunch of mates to sail with you.
Round the corner the river side track goes past the caravan park and it is bursting at the seams. Families set up in rather sophisticated arrangement of tents, with annexes and awnings, comfy, canvas chairs. BBQ’s , chilly bins and fridges, portable washing lines. Today the weather is perfect and the families will be so pleased to make the most of this glorious day.
The water is crystal clear and a safe environment for all types of water sports. I think I see more fishing on the spit.
It is about a 20 minute walk (allowing for photo stops) into the centre of Brunswick Heads.( click here to see more of Brunswick Heads, a very quaint country town) So time to have a coffee before heading home.
It turns out that this coffee shop is the one that Sue and Norm (the home owners we are sitting for) come to regularly and the owner knows Mitch by name.
Of course the end of a perfect day needs celebrating with a special cup cake. Chocolate and Grand Marnier for me and Mango and pineapple for Jack. Yummy….
Meanwhile Mitch chats to a passing friend.
Here’s another walk Jo. No worries if you can’t fit it in, I know how busy you are with your travels at the moment.