Thursday 11 Feb 2015
After Ruby had driven to work, Susie and I went to the Surf Club for a leisurely breakfast. We then booked a snorkelling trip at a dive shop nearby, and drove to Ruby’s work to drop off some paperwork that she had forgotten to take with her.
After an obligatory stop at one of the local op shops, Susie and I drove to Woolgoolga, and then on to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area where we went on The Falls Walking Track. This is an easy walk through rainforest. The round trip is about 3.5 km, and there are several shallow creek crossings. Because it had not rained much in the past few days, the falls were unimpressive; but the journey there and back was very enjoyable. Our habit of sticking to the rainforests during the heat of day was working out well.
After the walk, we drove from the Woolgoolga Picnic Area to Emerald beach where we went for a walk on Dammerals Head. We then doubled back for a swim on Emerald Beach. Susie finished reading her book while I watched the surfers cut up the break at the southern end.
In the late afternoon we walked to Diggers Point at the north end the beach, with Susie clicking away madly on her digital SLR on the walk there and back.
To round out the afternoon, we bought a boutique beer from the local bottle-o and sat on the beach, watching the world go by.
Meanwhile back in Coffs Harbour, Ruby was having a busy day at work, checking out rental properties in her breaks. The removalists arrived with her belongings from Canberra. Because they arrived early, Ruby had to organise and pay for a storage unit in an industrial complex on the edge of town. She also discovered that her chest of drawers had been destroyed in transit.