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Driving on the 'wrong' side

Brisbane to Port Macquarie

rain 26 °C

Based on the recommendation from some new friends I met on the dive boat we decided to fly to Brisbane and drive to Port Macquarie. This was a test of the committed. The place we reserved a car from didn't have any cars so we wandered over to Avis and in no time we were headed out in no time. The overall drive that took about 10 hours but we made some interesting stops. Getting used to driving on the left side of the road wasn't hard once you got used to the many round-abouts here. There are very few stop lights or signs we've seen so far.

One of the stops was Byron Bay lighthouse. It was also the easternmost point of Australia. The lighthouse, set against the clear blue sky was beautiful to photograph and the seas below made for great scenic vistas with endless sky and seas beyond.

We also found a town called Mooball which had a gas station/cafe all done in cow theme. I am not sure where the name comes from but it was too good a name to pass up.

The rest of the drive to Port Macquararie was not eventful until we got about 30 minutes from the resort. Another big rainstorm came over us and the stars and moon that lit the journey earlier were gone. All we had to guide us were the taillights of the truck in front of us. We could catch fleeting glimpses of the road signs. We finally made it to the resort and got in with no problem.

One thing we immediately noticed is the resorts that are wholly owned by WorldMark are much friendlier then those that share properties.

Posted by garciamag 17:39 Archived in Australia Tagged transportation

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