The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

16 June, 2018

Banora Point

From Kirra Beach we travelled to Gulmarrad where we pulled into Mike and Chris' home and spent a couple of days.  Checked out his new shed with his 'toys' inside - look forward to the day when I have my own!!  From Gulmarrad drove to Evans Head then onto Mullumbimby, where we set up in the Showgrounds - nice spot with new ammenities.  Had a couple of nights there then drove to Todd's home for a coffee and collected our mail before heading up to Wayne and Susan's home at Mausland where we will store our van while we housesit at Banora Point (no room for the van at the house). Susan cooked a lovely roast dinner then sat up in the spa area and watched the Royal Wedding (Harry and Meghan)!!!

Packed up the car with our gear and settled into our housesit at Banora Point - beautiful view from the upstairs balcony (think I know where we will spend a lot of our time!!)  During the 3 week housesit we were able to watch a big screen TV (exciting when you live in a Caravan!), caught up on a couple of doctor visits, caught up with our kids, shopping, car servicing,washing etc. Had quite a few cold days and nights - surprisingly it does get cold here in winter. Great to stay put in a house for a while however at the end of 3 weeks we were itching to get on the road again!

Our first morning sunrise from the balcony
View from our balcony

Balcony view at night

Just having a chat on the back fence!

Great view - this is where Helen spent a majority of her time reading books!

Our house sit is in the middle of this photo - certainly know we are in suburbia!
We are at the end of the house sit and now looking forward to heading bush. It's been nearly seven months since we arrived in South East Queensland so really keen to get away from the coast and the cold nights. Although we will be experiencing cold nights the days should be warmer. We will be heading out west, then north to some more outback towns so hopefully some great photos.

03 June, 2018

Wintersun 2.0 - Murwillumbah

Whilst staying at Banora Point decided to take a short drive to Murwillumbah for the Wintersun 2.0 at the showgrounds.  This is the 2nd year of the event and was a really nice day out. The name lived up to expectations "wintersun" (even though it is winter the sun was out), with apparently more than 400 entrants. Not only was there a lot of classic vehicles, the stalls were selected to have the vintage rock and roll theme as well. Quite a few people were dressed in the retro fashion which added to the atmosphere. There were also live bands and many couples dancing the rock n roll.

After you've been to an event like this you come away thinking, "if I'd only kept ........" you can only dream.

The following weekend was the Cooly Rock festival at Coolangatta, very similar but many more cars and rock and roll music over 3 days.

57 Chev
The event was at the showground oval, more than 400 entrants 

Now that's a family hobby, his and her hot rods!


Miss Adelaide, the caravan was originally from Adelaide, all decked out in the vintage theme.

Just like you're stepping back in time, love the metal esky!!

Don't think this was an original FJ Holden colour but it's my favourite colour

One of the retro market stalls, many others sold pre-80's costumes.


Gotta love the Torana

So many to look at - think I may have got carried away!

How low can you go, the purple pickup was in the top 10 and was its first outing since the restoration was completed.
Rock and Roll fashion parade

Family fashion parade

Original police vehicle from the USA, also selected in the top 10 best presented vehicles.

Another Top 10 winner, excellent 2 door Caddy.

A top 10 winner, well presented EJ & caravan
This FB Holden was not what it seemed!!

Now thats not original, but nice 327 chev motor.