Wow what a difference, we woke to a warm and sunny morning, so much different than the brooding grey skies of the day before. But now we needed to start moving to ensure we would reach camp before dark. Given the change in our plans I decided to shortcut across to the Kempsey Road by using the Styx River Forest Way, a formed gravel road that Hema suggested was easy to moderate.
A couple of years back friends of ours moved onto an organic cattle property 30 odd kilometres west of Armidale, on the famed Waterfall Way that carves a meandering path from Armidale to the Pacific Highway near Bellingen. We planned a week long trip through the area, firstly staying with our friends before venturing down the Kempsey Road to George’s Junction campground, and then across to enjoy some salt spray at Trial Bay before returning home.