Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Maclean on the Clarence! Grafton to Maclean

It rained heavily last night.

We cycled off into a thick mist this morning which soon burnt off to reveal another sweltering day. The flat highway followed the Clarence River all the way, past farmland, then expansive sugar plantations.

We passed a noisy colony of bats in the trees as we neared Maclean.

Maclean is a fascinating town by the Clarence River with a colourful Scottish history, dating from the 1860s, of which it is very proud. It has a Scottish pipe band, a highland dance club, annual highland games etc. Streets are named in English and Gaelic and every power pole is painted with a different named tartan.

A high grassy levy protects the town from flooding.

Heard from the 'i' centre that, over next weekend, Coolangatta is holding its annual Cooly Rock and Roll festival, expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors. Accommodation will be booked out, so we'll definitely have to delay getting there until Monday 9th!

Did 46kms today.
Bat colony - Maclean

Stewart tartan power pole - Maclean 

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