We set off for a few days on the Gold Coast on Saturday 18th September, the weather report was for five days solid rain, not a good start. As it turned out we dodged most of the rain and the weather was warm. Our first night was at Foster and the boys got an opportunity to try out their fishing rods, unfortunately, as usual, the fish weren’t cooperating but the enjoyed it all the same. The excitement of staying in a motel was enough for the boys and they were worried about the fish. Didn’t stop us having fish and chips for dinner before everyone turned in. Blake was asleep by 7pm and the other two weren’t far behind. Next leg was from Foster to Ballina with a stop at Coffs Harbour for breakfast and a quick visit to the Big Banana.