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There’s nothing like a trip away to make me appreciate what I have at home here on the north coast of New South Wales. Since arriving home from a month’s holiday in Asia, I have been to the beach more times than I have in the last few years!

I made a commitment to myself in Thailand, that upon returning I would make the effort to enjoy all that the superb beaches here have to offer: sun, surf, swimming, strolling in the breaking waves and pure absorption of nature’s beauty and goodness.

We even dragged out our very old surf ski and had a paddle at Hastings Point estuary. We plan to be there again on Australia Day enjoying the afternoon with friends after the crowds have had their BBQ’s and headed home. To just have the time to absorb the magic and beauty the beaches have to offer is a precious experience.

I’ve also been swimming at the new Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre which is impressive and have enjoyed seeing how many laps I can do – but not timing it of course!

I’m so much healthier and happier and intend keeping it that way by regular exercise encouraged by Naturopath Olwen Anderson. She has a great blog full of health tips and information and here’s a post with a question about Our Good Health Intentions Last Year?

For a list of Australia Day Celebrations on the NSW North Coast click here


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I have to confess that I have taken Christmas off this year and left the north coast for an overseas holiday with my husband and youngest son – to fulfill a desire to visit the beautiful beaches of Southern Thailand after 22 years.

Phuket – Krabi area is famous for spectacular limestone rock towers, island out crops and beautiful beaches. We enjoyed a longboat tour of the islands and snorkelling amoungst tropical fish in the pristine waters of the coral reefs and it’s been a fantastic experience for our 13 year old son.

It took a few days to penetrate the heart of the country and find the genuine honest and kind Thai people that we remembered them to be, but I am affraid we have been disappointed by the overdevelopment and greed that has invaded this beautiful region.

The end result is realising what I already knew, that there’s no place like home. The north coast of NSW is a fantastic place to live and for a laid back lifestyle it’s hard to find better. I just have to make time to get out and enjoy the many beautiful beaches we have access to on the north coast – it’s heaven right here!

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
Thanks for all the support I have had for this blog and encouragement along the way.
Best Wishes to all
Fiona

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No, I don’t surf, but my Husband does. He was only complaining yesterday that there had been no good surf for ages, then today we got the call from a friend at Cabarita that the surf was up. When we got there it was coming up, and within 15 mins the carpark had filled up and surfers were coming from everywhere.

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I once lived across the road from the headland and things haven’t changed much except I don’t remember there being whales passing back in the early 80’s. Apparently there were 2 whales cavorting off the headland earlier.  I took some photos and caught up with friends whilst my Husband got his fill of salt water.

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After growing up in Sydney, I first came to the North Coast of NSW in 1982, and instantly fell in love with the beauty of the area and felt like I belonged here. I have moved around between Byron Bay and the Tweed Valley since then.  For more information about me Click here

In this blog I would like to share some of the events, happenings, and the incredibly beautiful scenery from the magnificent beaches, to the sub-tropical rainforests that surround us. I will also include interesting links and web related tips.

I was in a Cafe yesterday where I overheard people saying “Once you move here, you never leave”. It has been my experience, and that of many others as it is a magnificent part of the world to live in, but the north coast can also be transitory for many people.

I also saw this sign yesterday, in the aftermath of the Repco Rally

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Can anyone enlighten me to what that means?

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