Meals on Wheels hits the road
GYMPIE Meals on Wheels returned from its great south-east coast tour last November.
The group left Gympie by coach heading down the highway through Brisbane and the Gold Coast to the border of Queensland and New South Wales.
There was a short break and a cuppa to refresh the group before pushing on for lunch at Ballina then on to Yamba for the night.
"On our way next morning after a buffet breakfast through Grafton, we went on to Coff Harbour and to The Big Banana for morning tea," a group spokesman said.
"The scenery was beautiful on our way to Port Stephens for the night.
"We travelled through Port of Newcastle, crossing the Harbour Bridge and to Darling Harbour for lunch. After lunch we travelled on to Nowra for the night."
The group left Nowra and headed to Merimbula for a five-night stay at the Black Dolphin Motel.
Additional stops included Boydtown and the historic Seahorse Inn dating back to 1843, which still stands.
Bega Cheese was also visited for a taste test and to buy supplies to take home.
"A visit to the oyster farm was very interesting," the group spokesman said.
"Some tasting was the go, I passed on that one, although I was very interested in the growing of the oysters and how the oyster farming is managed.
"One of the highlights was a visit to Foxglove gardens at Tilba Tilba. All the different flowers were in bloom and just so spectacular."
The group could not neglect to call at the Chocolate Factory for some supplies to take home.
On arriving in Brisbane airport, the travellers were picked up by Polleys Coaches and driven home to Gympie.
The group will gather at the Senior Citizens Centre on Wednesday, January 21, from 1pm to share photos and have a catch-up.