We had a few chores to do before we made our way to Pundsand Bay: gas, fishing bits (we getting really good at loosing lures), meat from the butcher and a few groceries. After a bit of back and forth between Bamaga and Seisa we made our way across the shortcut road between Sesia and Pundsand Bay. Half way along it says private road, we pretended to not see it and continued on. It seems that even passing cars no one worried. The bush was very lush along the coast so a nice little detour and minimises our need to go up and down the same road.
A quick stop into the croc tent which is a curio shop in the middle of nowhere, started in 80's by a tourist who didn't want to go home. Since then it has been through 4 families, the current one running it for the last 10 years or so. A good place with stuff that the other places didn't have and we lightened our wallets appropriately.
The other bit of excitement on the way was spotting what we think was a dingo and pup. Mum was in mid pursuit of a kangaroo that darted across the road in front of us, she followed but the pup got half way across and then scuttled back into the bush. Got it all on video and no stills so you will have to wait till we get back.
We rocked into Pundsand around 1 and setup for lunch by 2pm. The road in was true red dirt with sand edges, Charlie and Ernie are now back in their cape colours, in only 11kms! The dips along here are proper ones,usually just a dry creek crossing with the odd wet one thrown in for good measure, however they all require first gear in and out so as too not upset and bounce the car and trailer everywhere.
Pundsand Bay is a lovely place right in the beach with a powered and non powered sites. We chose a beach front spot which are unpowered but plenty of sun meant the solar panel will keep us going. There is a lovely restaurant and pool area in the main complex. Quite popular by other campers comments. The boys certainly were attracted to the pool and after setup and lunch it was like a magnet!
Picture of campsite, bar and pool area
With the annual big gala dinner planned for tomorrow night we thought that we best have pizza in the restaurant tonight. With Uncle Chris's birthday in mind we celebrated (as we hadn't had a chance on his actual birthday on 25 July). The pizzas are from the wood fired pizza oven, a few different types on thin flat bread style crusts, and come highly recommended. The Big Mack (seafood mixture) and New Yorker were our picks. The boys enjoyed their first fanta in many moons.
Picture of Andi at the table.