The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

08 March, 2013

Brunswick Heads

We travelled south from Miami to Brunswick Heads,...... about 60 km so getting some k's under our belt now ..... lol.

Brunswick Heads is a "fishing village" which seems to have been taken over by coffee shops, plenty to choose from and like many coastal towns people just getting away.  We happened to find a nice coffee shop, Yami, in Park Street opposite "What Ever" (had to get that in as it's the real name of a shop we visited!)

River front site until the weekend

Our secret fishing spot - in front of the caravan park

We stayed at the Massey Greene Tourist Park and on arrival had a river view but come the weekend the river front sites filled up with groups from Brissy and the Gold Coast, just getting away and enjoying the fishing.

On the otherside of the Brunswick River is Ocean Shores, this seems to have newer homes with a large shopping centre for the essential items ...... food & wine.

Looking back up the Brunswick River from the heads, with protected swimming beach on the left.


Went for a couple of walks along the beach, nice long bay which leads around to Byron - didn't seem to have walked that far but Hels seemed to think I got lost!  Like many of the beaches along the coast at the moment they are suffering from the recent storms and had a lot of debris washed up and sand washed away.

Main Beach at Brunswick in front of the Surf Club



Took a drive to Mullumbimby, about 20 km inland on the Brunswick River, which was a bit of an eye opener.  The town was quite a bit bigger than we expected and had a diverse mix of people walking around.  You had the farmers which have lived there all their lives then quite a few 'alternative' groups.  A trio were playing reggae music in front of the pub and Hels wanted to stay and listen for a while but with a couple of wifs of the air she started giggling a bit so decided to walk her on before she became too high!

Todd came down to Brunswick Heads for a day on the weekend so we had the opportunity to do a bit of father son fishing (Todd with his trusty hand reel).  Unfortunately, all the big ones got away and it was only after Todd had left I managed to reel in a Bream that had strayed too far from its Mum, so did the old catch and release.


Father & son ..... no fish!

However later in the day - hope you can see the fish!

 

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