January 4, 2013. That's a lie. Well, not quite. Today is January
4 but I shot the footage for Forster Tuncurry last October. It was
a windy day so I didn't shoot all that much. Not many people about either.
So this morning I dug into my archives and retrieved a few shots I took
back in 2007. Then I nicked a couple off the web and put the video together.
Forster Tuncurry are twin towns on opposite sides of Wallis Lake,
connected by a long bridge, part of the Great Lakes District of the
Mid North Coast of New South Wales.
It's a popular holiday destination with just about every recreational
activity you can imagine. Back in the 50s and 60s it was a small village
(with a punt service taking traffic across the lake), frequented by caravanners
and campers. These days, tall apartment blocks have mushroomed and the
towns are now reminiscent of a mini Gold Coast. A great attraction is the
Wallis Lake Fisherman's Co-op which also runs a restaurant specializing,
of course, in fresh seafood and good ol' fish 'n' chips.