A trip into town

Monday 9th November 2015

 

Brian from Darramy  offered us a lift into town this morning as he was returning his hire car, which we were pleased to accept.  It was about a 15-minute drive, along roads that could have been anywhere in England.  He dropped us off in a modern town centre where we spent a couple of hours wandering around. 

 

We wanted to get local SIM cards for our phones and a data SIM for the wifi router.  We found a couple of mobile phone shops and made enquiries to establish which network has the best coverage, before buying the SIMs we wanted from Telstra.  We then stocked up on a few food items from the supermarket before getting a taxi back to the marina.

 

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Warm banana bread for breakfast – a local speciality.                                   Ready to hit the shops now!

 

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A modern town centre complete with shopping malls.                                    An older building – Coffs Harbour Hotel built in 1937.

 

The town had a very nice feel to it, and all the locals we met were friendly and helpful.  We were beginning to be pleased the weather had made us divert to Coffs – such a nice introduction to Australia.