Glen Innes – New England Tablelands

I escaped the sugar cane burning smoke of Yamba and went to Glen Innes and into rain.  How unusual.  The countryside around here is extremely brown as the last decent rain was some years ago.  Oh well, the caravan needed another leak.

Glen Innes.  Altitude 1,135 metres = cool to cold in winter.  District settled mainly by Scottish (newspeak for pinched from the Narabal people) in 1838.  The original name was Gindaaydjin which means “plenty of big round stones on clear plains” and there still are.

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Another week, another shared bike path (or two)

Leaving Port Stephens we headed north to Forster/Tuncurry.  According to an information board, Tuncurry means “Plenty Fish”.  Certainly this was proven by the fishers cleaning their catch using special tables – while surrounded by pelicans.

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