Along the New South Wales North coast there still exists today sleepy seaside towns forgotten by those who zoom past on the M1. Those who stray off the motorway, even for just a short while, are rewarded with untouched stretches of coastline and most of all, peace and quiet.
One of those such towns is Evans Head, and as you pass the sugar cane fields on the road in, you’re met with the sleepy community of just over 3,000 residents.
We parked up at the vehicle access to the beach as I wondered how much I should deflate the van tyres. The plan was to drive a few kilometres North over sand to have lunch and a swim.
I inspected the track down and my feet pushed through the soft, dry sand with every step. As a 4×4 made their exit from the beach up the track their wheels spun and the sand kicked up behind them. With a few more revs they were well and truly stuck and I thought to myself, maybe our van’s maiden beach voyage can wait for another day.
Along by the surf club we parked up, and with a view of the ocean we whiled away the day between swims and naps. So, we share with you today some video from these special moments hanging out with Willow I’d like to entitle, A little slice of Evan.
Steph had discovered that the crema from our coffee making made the perfect infusion for our rum drinking. Now, we don’t often drink a rum during the day. But, today was no ordinary day.
Just after 1pm we got news that Steph’s 820 partner visa application grant had been successful just 16 months after we lodged it. There were tears, and a great feeling of relief for our future together in Australia was now known – a British girl, a Hobart boy, and a fluffy little cat named Willow.
Later that afternoon after a long walk on the beach we said goodbye to the once thriving fishing village, to the sleepy town by the sea, as we drove further down the coast.
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I hope you enjoyed our video! I’m really sorry the sound quality wasn’t great with all the wind. I will be putting some extra work in to make it better for our next video.