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    The Clarence Valley - NSW - Australia

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    Post by Joy on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 10:55 am

    Thanks Dawn.  :D This is about as far south as sugarcane grows. Now with the newer frast-resistant sugarcane varieties it may be grown further south, terrain permitting, although it is mostly beef farming there. It is surprising how far inland it is now grown, though.  

    The "empty" roads depend on where you are & how many lanes there are. There are quite a few bad bottlenecks where I don't bother to photograph.  :lol3:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:39 pm

    On the Devil's Pulpit bypass section of the Pacific Highway heading south to Harwood.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:40 pm

    A full view of the antique shop.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:40 pm

    The Harwood Hotel (aka the Harwood 'Hilton") dining area. Looking through the plastic clears to the river.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:42 pm

    The protected outdoor eating area.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:42 pm

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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:44 pm

    Outdoor drinking/eating balcony of the pub. It's only a small pub & can get very crowded on summery days. That's our car parked.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:45 pm

    Local Harwood Cricket Club's photos & memorabilia on display at the Harwood pub. The model in the glass case is of a river ferry. It would have operated before the bridge was built. There are still some river ferries which carry cars operating on the Clarence & the Richmond Rivers.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:46 pm

    Beautiful antique children's toys on display at the pub.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:47 pm

    A closer look at the river ferry model. Wonderful craftsmanship. Shame about the reflection on the glass.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 2:49 pm

    The "Invincibles" was a distinguished Australian test cricket team of 1948 captained by the great Sir Donald Bradman. They toured England.
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 4:59 pm

    Great Photos Joy :good: :photos:  ! Love all the antiques ! is this Cricket Club the same place as the Cricket ground in a previous photo we were all mentioning ?
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    Post by Joy on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 5:42 pm

    Thanks Dawn.  :smile:  Yes it would be the same cricket club. I would imagine this pub would be the 'watering hole' for the Harwood Cricket Club.  It's the only pub in this tiny town. :lol2:
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    Post by granny on Tue 31 Mar 2015, 11:57 pm

    :smile:  Great pictures Joy!!  Thanks so much.  I am wondering about the name Devil's Pulpit for the bypass.  I bet there is a good story there.  :rofl: The antique shop was so cute,  loved the sail boats and flowers painted on the wall.  :lol: The Harwood Hotel looked like a beautiful place with the river view.  :cool3: Cool rocking horse for children.
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    Post by Joy on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 8:56 am

    Thanks Granny. :smile:  We only heard about Devils Pulpit when the signage went up for the bypass construction. Don't know the reason for its name but it seems it is a rocky outcrop hill about 139metres high situated within the Bundjalung National Park or, depending on which site you look at, Double Duke or Mororo State Forests. They are all interconnected. 

    The Harwood Hotel is a tiny pub which used to just cater for the thirsts of river fishermen & locals but now has tourists visiting for the food. Bruce used to tie his trawler up to the wharf for the night here when working the Clarence River.  :lol3:

    The mural on the wall of the antiques shop is quite eye-catching isn't it? There is a chidren's playground across the road by the river & its wharf.

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