I decided to take my time coming back from my visit to Ann and spent the whole day driving in to various spots along the coast between Ballina and Coffs Harbour. At Minnie Water there were some beautiful paperbark trees.
A magpie looked on as I took my paperbark photos.
There had been a bushfire through Wooli recently that had burnt the forest right down to the edge of the Wooli Wooli River. The colour of the water in the river was an glorious aqua.
The heathland on the ocean front at Wooli had also been burnt.
On the same hot windy day, the water at Wooli heads looked cool and inviting.