Miz Lizzie Adventures: Here at last…

It has been a long few days…

Mackay to Cania Gorge, Cania Gorge to Toowoomba, Toowoomba to Mt Warning, Mt Warning to Nambucca Heads. About 1500kms in 4 days. We also seem to have had an unerring instinct for choosing spots with little or zero phone and internet signal. Lovely and peaceful, but not conducive to posting!  We finally arrived last night trailing a tyre on Miz Lizzie which has a big gouge out of it, one of the steel bands in the tyre has been cut by something (probably one of the many savage potholes on Mt Warning), and the tyre is bulging dangerously. One of today’s first jobs is to replace that with the spare and buy a couple of new ones.

We’ve had lovely sunny weather the last 4 days. Of course, last night it started to rain… Not torrential, just steady. This morning is damp but the rain is clearing. I hope for some photos! Here are some from last night, to give you an idea of just how crowded and built up our holiday beach is… The sand is almost white and very fine silica sand, it squeaks underfoot, not like the coral sand up north. The images are small so I could get them all in side by side, but the files are larger so you can click on them if you want a closer look.




We met up for breakfast yesterday with Nanette, a fellow blogger whose town and home have been devastated by the floods that followed Cyclone Debbie. It was great to catch up with her, and we’re lost in admiration at the resilience and spirit of everyone affected so greatly by the flooding.

With luck, I’ll have slightly more interesting things to show you over the next few days, now that we’ve stopped hurtling down highways for a while.


28 thoughts on “Miz Lizzie Adventures: Here at last…

  1. dayphoto says:

    It’s beautiful there! I’m sorry about your tire (American spelling) But you have that truck driver along so I know you are safe. That’s how I feel about Terry…something goes bad I know he can fix it!
    Keep on having fun!!! 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      To be honest, we didn’t know it had happened until someone drove past us pointing back to the caravan. We both pulled over and he said that the wheel was wobbling, but we couldn’t see a cause. Once we got to the campsite and pulled up, I saw a great strip of rubber hanging off the inside face of the tyre, and all became clear!

  2. craftycreeky says:

    Looks so peaceful, enjoy! I’d forgotton about squeaky sand, we came across it for the first time on our last holiday, I think just north of Sydney, though it could have been in Queensland!

    • katechiconi says:

      Anywhere the sand is very, very fine you’ll get squeaking. It’s wonderful here, that beach is literally 30 yards away from where we’re parked, behind a dune so we’re a bit protected from the wind. And I *think* the rain is clearing up!

  3. Glad you have a few days breather, in a lovely place. It’s a great beach and we often marvel at how many people aren’t on it… so lucky for us. Looking forward to catching up soon ♡

    • katechiconi says:

      I find all the more remote beaches in northern NSW amazingly empty. John’s off at Bridgestone right now, back for breakie and then off up to Dorrigo. See you on Saturday 🙂

  4. Wow! The colours in the RHS photo! Just gorgeous.

  5. tialys says:

    Thank goodness your busted tyre didn’t cause an accident or permanent damage to Miz Lizzie. I’m off to the U.K. for a few days now – no deserted beaches there!! – so I’ll try to keep up with your travels if I can access my emails. Carry on having fun!

  6. Just visited Nanette’s blog, and seen her photos of the floods. Really really scary stuff.
    Drive safe, have fun 🙂

  7. Looks so quiet, enjoy..Glad you have a couple days breather, in a dazzling spot. It’s an extraordinary shoreline..

  8. Glad you are off on your travels with the comfort of Miz Lizzie. Hope you have a fantastic trip.

  9. Gorgeous beach! Glad to hear nothing dangerous happenend with the tire.

  10. rutigt says:

    Trying o find your trip on the map 🙂 Sounds like a great trip, except for the tire accident.

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