The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

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Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

Arriving at Tuncurry

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

 Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW was my first stop on the way from Port Macquarie to Sydney in March 2017. A population of over 18,000 people it is a holiday destination for many Sydney people who are only a 4 hour drive away.

Over the bridge to Forster

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

The bridge is 631 metres long and was built around 1956, prior to that it was a half hour ferry trip between the two towns.

 View from Forster to Tuncurry

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

It is really a magnificent looking structure.

A fisherman & a pelican

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

Who is going to catch the first fish? My money is on the Pelican. 🙂

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

There are so many places here you can go by boat.

A boating paradise.

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

 

More water than land around Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW.

 Talking about boats….

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

This one is almost identical to the boat I owned in Sydney in the 80s. One of my most interesting experiences occurred on NYE 1981 on Sydney Harbour, follow THIS LINK for the story of THE GREAT ESCAPE.

The main St in Forster

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

As you can see the main street is nothing to get excited about.

Nice little coffee shop

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

I’m happy as long as I find a good coffee shop with the daily newspaper. 🙂

If you have the time take a cruise

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

Unfortunately I was heading south to Gosford so I didn’t have time for a cruise.

Cruise prices

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

 Not too many alternatives here.

You could have fun on this boat

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

As long as your friends contributed to the fuel cost. 🙂

The annual weather

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

An absolutely beautiful climate in Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW.

We always seem to come back to the bridge

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

No doubt it is the most memorable landmark in the area, and probably even the whole NSW coast.

Over the bridge & back to the highway.

Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW

Next stop Gosford, thanks for visiting my Forster Tuncurry mid north coast NSW  photo blog.

For an excellent discount on your room rate in this area just book through THIS LINK.

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That’s all folks

1g Duck

 

Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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