Saturday, April 27, 2013


Mid week we drove to Yamba (about 1 1/4 hours from where we live) to visit my husband's parents. Here's a little about Yamba 

"There are two theories as to the meaning of Yamba, one being that it is the local Aboriginal word for "headland". However, J.S. Ryan, following R.L. Dawson's early 'Recollections and Records of the Clarence Aborigines', believes the most likely derivation is an Aboriginal word 'yumbah' meaning a rough edible shellfish the size of a man's hand that clings to rocks and is similar to an oyster."

Driving past the sugarcane fields

We drove through Maclean - an area that is well known for growing sugar-cane. The sugarcane fires at night can be spectacular!! 

The mighty Clarence River

We watched the Anzac Day rugby league match My hubby goes for the St George Dragons and was a little sad they lost :-(

Indulging in some ANZAC biscuits  Here is the recipe for anyone interested - they are yummy!!

The war veterans parade before the match
Some St George players
The next day we drove down to Yamba Beach and had morning tea at Pippie's cafe.  

Waffles - yum!!
 Then checked out the memorial and cenotaph for local soldiers who went to war. Seeing the old men who fought in the war and what they must have gone through always brings a tear to my eye.
Overlooking the baths and beach
"Lest We Forget" memorial
On our way home we stopped into a fish shop as hubby is going fishing for blackfish tomorrow in Urunga. The marina is beautiful with all the boats and we saw some egrets and pelicans. 



I also got to purchase some craft books - sweet!!
Now Riki is helping me finish off some crafts for a swap!! Hope everyone is having a as great a weekend as we are!!

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