Tuesday 5th May 2015, Grafton.
What a relief: We managed to do some touristy things today. The weather has cleared up and car repairs have been organised, so it was nice to get out and about again. We decided to go for a drive to Minnie Water and Wooli, on the coast about 50K from here, initially so we could just get out of the house and go see something different, but when we got to the coast and got out to walk around and look-see we both realised just what we have been missing for a fair while now. It started when, or after, we went to Darwin, and then being committed to travelling between Melbourne and Brisbane for the past few years. We were going nowhere new, as was shown by the lack of use of the camera, so without realising we were falling into a bit of a rut. Again it was nice to feel we are climbing out of that rut.
The car:- Repairs have been fully organised with all being approved by the insurance company. All we are waiting for now is the delivery of the new canopy to be fitted, and the repair man said that would be two weeks after ordering, being Wednesday next week. It will be interesting to see if it does turn up on that day as he said it would. We are now just sitting waiting to get the repairs done, and do some more touristy things while here, but the problem being most touristy things are long distances away, but we do have plenty of time.
We have been marvelling at the bridge over the river here at Grafton, it is a double story bridge with a rail bridge underneath the traffic bridge. It was once a lifting bridge at one stage, but no longer, and it seems the construction of this bridge was one mean feet. There will be more of a story on that later when I make it my touristy thing of the day.