Clarence charms TV crew
By ADRIAN MILLER
CLARENCE Valley locals love bragging about the beauty of the area, but we're careful not to do it too much ? just in case the secret gets out.
But it might be too late.
The team from Coxy's Big Break, a travel show which airs in Victoria, have spent the past week filming in the area for an upcoming episode.
Staying at Angourie Rainforest Resort, surfing at Angourie, horse riding at Ballina, meeting Kay Cottee and drinking at the Pacific Hotel ? the team has done it all.
In Maclean today, Coxy will attempt to play the bagpipes, kilt and all, while co-presenter Nicky Whelan will see if she can handle fine Scottish delicacies.
Thursday was spent cruising Lake Wooloweyah with Yamba Kayak Tours. It didn't disappoint.
Tour operator Bob Lillington promised wedged-tail eagles, white-breasted sea eagles and whistling kites, and they didn't let him down.
Setting off from Wooloweyah, the entourage paddled along the eastern edge, taking in the sights of Yuraygir National Park. Skirting past Davis Point and various bays, Coxy and Nicky were in awe of the beauty of the area.
After a delicious home-made afternoon tea, and a few stops for the cameraman, it was back to Wooloweyah just as the sky turned on a blazing sunset and a pod of dolphins lazily swum past.
"That's the most amazing sunset I have seen as long as I can remember," he said.
He wasn't the only one impressed with the afternoon.
"It was smooth sailing, a delicious afternoon tea and good people ? I'm definitely kayaking again," said Nicky.
But it wasn't just the kayaking that impressed them.
"This is probably one of the friendliest towns I've been to in the seven years I've been doing this show," Coxy said.
It seems we won't need to brag much longer.