Have not quite made it home yet but have finally found some internet. Still sitting in pouring rain though. First let me say to Leo and Trish you did a fabulous job organising in trying circumstances - thank you for all of your hard work. Nothing can be done about the weather or Covid - we have been very lucky over the years - but it didn't stop us having a great time. We travelled with Tammy and Adrian (Mordred) setting off from Newcastle on Monday morning. They were taking Kates' Kombi Rocky back to her in Townsville via the Bus Stop from his holiday in Tasmania. Monday night we stayed at Red Rock, just north of Coffs Harbour and then on Tuesday we continued up the coast, checked out Byron Bay and the lighthouse while listening on the radio the discussions about what they were going to do with Bluesfest. We spent the night at Brunswick Heads then made the decision we would head straight to Maleny and arrived Wednesday while Brisbane was in lockdown. Set up was easy as it had not been raining yet - that started Wednesday night. We had a few fine breaks during Thursday but it just kept coming back. The pub dinner Thursday night was great! They served us quickly and superb food as well. Friday saw more arrivals and the Mexican food truck on the Friday night hit the spot. Saturday still saw the rain coming down - Leo was in two minds - do we take the risk and drive to the lookout where we probably wont be able to see any view or do we just stay put? He made the call and the troops rallied!! Excellent location- not too far away and easy parking for all that drove out there. I am sure most of you would have heard about Squidy and DJ's horrible accident where a tree fell on their splitty Mango on the way back to the campground - we are all very thankful they were not seriously hurt and metal can be replaced, people cannot. Saturday night saw our gala dinner held on the premises - that was such a blessing - imagine us trudging somewhere dressed as the stars we are in that weather? The food was delicious and we had a great time. Shame the entertainment fell through but it was another covid casualty. Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1? I think I am B2... Sunday saw us - and the majority of others - beaten by the weather. We were in mud and everything was very wet. Our gazebo did not come home with us - she was pulled down, put into her bag and given to the homeless family with the 5 children with 2 swags. That gazebo has travelled up and down the coast with us, even going to Tassie and now retired to Maleny. Mick and Kaz - I couldn't help but snap this photo - first one there - last one to leave... After saying goodbye to friends, we headed south and go as far as Pottsville and found a motel room for the night with a laundry so that I was able to wash and get clothing etc dried. Monday morning and it was still raining so we stopped at Coffs Harbour to get some tent poles for an awning but it was going to cost about $70 for three so we bought another basic gazebo for $99. While inside, we were joined by another KC'er (sorry I missed your name) who is a local. For a moment I thought it was Chris Taylor, but it has Victorian rego. We wound up at Sawtell (where we held the 2015 Bus Stop) and are spending 2 nights with Mark and Sue (Oldman). It's still supposed to rain for the next couple of days but enough is enough - home we go tomorrow. Looking forward to next year at Dubbo and getting back to normal! Campsite at Brunswick Heads I don't remember where this was - but it wasn't raining!! View attachment 58870 Leaving Newcastle Monday morning At Coffs Harbour buying a new gazebo.