Day Trip, Bellingen and Dorrigo
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On a weekend, Lec was participating in a dressage competition down in Bellingen, so I took the opportunity to find out more about horse dressage and check out the town.
I can’t say that I have learnt an woeful lot about horse riding, but it was interesting and we saw some beautiful horses. Lec is a great rider, she always comes home with a few first prizes and dad can’t stop talking about her to everyone he meats :-)
Later in the morning, I drove around Bellingen and walked around town centre, but to be honest, there’s not much to do or see around here.
The road from Bellingen to Dorrigo is great until you start to climb up. At an altitude of 760m above see level and a terrible winding road with a cliff drop on one side, Dorrigo is a tough place to reach. Old Bella was screaming in agony and at one point I head a new distressing sound, much like two cog wheels meshing out of alignment… then the power dropped… oh mamma mia!! Please don’t do this to me Bella, not here! I took her out of automatic and shifted to second gear.
Dorrigo was an important timber town, and it is surrounded by beautiful forest scenery. Just before you get to town there’s a turning right, leading to a massive National Park. I’m not big on long walks in the forest, but I did enjoy a quick walk through this world heritage-listed rainforest. Also, there’s a long board-walk above the canopy, rightly name Skywalk, which gives superb views over the entire Dorrigo Plateau.
On my way out, I stopped at