I took my Taiwanese friend on a three-day camping trip to Fraser Island, a few hours north from Brisbane. During the night a wild Australian dog called a dingo, came by the tent looking for food. Finding nothing it chewed our leather shoes to pieces.
At Coffs Harbour on the mid north coast of New South Wales we visited my good friend Scott Dillon (pictured in relaxed mode). Legends Surf Museum doubles as Scott’s home. He lives amongst hundreds of vintage surf boards, photos, posters and memorabilia. Now in his eighties his knowledge and memory of surfing culture is amazing. Today Scott expressed an interest in visiting Taipei with me later this year.
The far south coast of New South Wales is probably the most beautiful on the entire east coast. Cooler air temperatures and much cooler ocean waters keep Sydney people away – they prefer to travel north for holidays. More southern people, such as those living in Victoria will venture to this region. It’s a quieter part of the coast, lots of tree’s narrow roads and not much traffic. A true frontier.