Our car is back from its 45thousand mini service and I can begin to make plans for the Queensland leg of our tour, I spent today wandering around Ballina, filling in time while the work was being done.
We crossed the Richmond River in the ferry at $4. A one-way crossing, this saved a long round trip and it was an interesting crossing. The river is tidal, the boat ramps were mostly pontoons and these were bobbing up and down in the waves making a noise.
I found a small shopping complex in West Ballina, there was a very cheap butcher shop chickens for $5. Each a better price that the $25. each I paid further south and the avocados here are 10 for $7, I had been paying up the $4. each for these. Great to finally, be able to shop at good prices again.
Reg and I wandered into what we thought was a nursery and discovered it was more like the tip shop, garden recycle store only there were no sales people and no prices on anything??? Just plants in all conditions, from huge clumps to small pots, and oddments of garden ornaments and signs that they had recently been watered by someone. Certainly different, I have not seen a garden recycling place like this before. The sign said to come in, wander around, look and sit and relax, though there was no where to sit. :-), maybe the seats had found new homes :-).
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