Saturday, April 4, 2009

Point Plomer stay

The view above is the view of the beach we see from our lounge and bedroom room in Priscilla at the Point Plomer campground. Point Plomer, just west of Kempsey and south of Crescent Head was recommended to us by some other grey nomads and it has, in my opinion, lived up to expectations. Andrew preferred Diamond Head but for me, the sight and sound of the sea right outside my bedroom is the ultimate pleasure.

All we need now is some good weather. The weather has been atrocious with rain and mud the order of the day. Point Plomer is one of 4 campgrounds south of Crescent Head and the one furtherest away. We had to drive through 17 kms of wet, potholed dirt road, made all the worst by the recent rains. The campground is one of the NSW national parks run ones and apart from toilets and non-drinking water, no earthly comforts are provided. At this one there are cold showers and at some others there is a good gas barbecue of which we availed ourselves. The cost is generally $10 per person which is not in my view all that cheap considering how little is being provided. But the grounds are well kept and the toilets clean. The gas barbecues too are kept in good condition.

As we are reasonably self sufficient with little need of power due to our four batteries and solar panels, we try to free camp as much as possible. I find there is something quite alluring in staying somewhere in the middle of nowhere and after a nice dinner, watching an episode or two of the West Wing on our DVD player. Some people call this "glamping". I like glamoing I have to say.
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