The Pump House, Coffs Harbour NSW

Drove down to Moonee Beach shopping centre at 7:30 AM and did my laundry. Had a Chai Latte with Lorraine who dropped in after her work.

Drove into town and got some new passport photos taken atFletcher’s Photographics. The new shop is smaller than the one they had on the corner but they have made significant savings each month in terms of rental so that should assist their business enormously.

I went down to The Pump House to see what water pumps were available and placed an order for one which should arrive tomorrow. The cost was $259 which is a significant saving. The young couple at the pumphouse give very good service and have a positive attitude to life. I’ve dealt with The Pump House over a number of years and I think they are an excellent company.

On the way back home I dropped in to see Lorraine and had some crumpets and passionfruit jam which were delicious.

My final duty in town was to call into the Coffs Harbour Jetty Post Office and to finalise matters in relation to my new passport. They did this most efficiently and this is a post office who have worked like this for many years. They are no fuss people and they do their work very well.

There were some showers during the afternoon coming in from the north east.

Received an unexpected call from Melanie Greenaway who told me that she had a number of people interested in renting the property and it now looks like it’s really going to go ahead.

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Red Peg in the Fog.

The Coffs Harbour walk around the harbour.

Walking around the harbour in Coffs Harbour is definitely a magical experience. This is a working harbour with many small craft coming and going, and occasionally some larger ones. The walk should ideally begin on the breakwall and proceed up to and over Mutton Bird Island. Once you leave Mutton Bird Island walk along the small breakwall which is on the southern side of the Marina. From there return and walk along the Marina Boardwalk and through past the Yacht Club. You should then proceed to the Jetty and walk along to the end and back again. Continue south along the harbour foreshore and then return to your starting point. The walk takes about an hour and there is lots to see and photograph if you choose to do so.

Once you have walked around the harbour I recommend you try the Bruxner Park Sealy Lookout Walk.

The view from the start of the Mutton Bird Island walk
The view from the start of the Mutton Bird Island walk
Fun for kids of all ages
Fun for kids of all ages
The entrance to Mutton Bird Island has been modernised.
The entrance to Mutton Bird Island has been modernised.
Learning how to enjoy the water with safety.
Learning how to enjoy the water with safety. Coffs Harbour Jetty can be seen in the background.
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Marina
This boat would be easy to find if lost at sea.
This boat would be easy to find if lost at sea.

Saturday, 12th October 2013.