After we [sadly] left the Byron hinterland, we stopped for the night at Port Macquarie where we stayed at a dog friendly motel.
There were dogs everywhere. In the rooms to our left and right, upstairs and downstairs. We were allowed everywhere too, even the swimming pool area. But no one played outside because there was no where to play and no gates or fencing to keep us safe.
I don't want to be overly harsh so I will give our motel 3 stars for friendliness, a nice room and the heart shaped liver bikkies I got on arrival. But no star at all for actually being set up for us dogs on holiday. Hey humans! we have requirements too you know!
There were many dog friendly beaches in Port Macquarie which was the one and only reason we decided to stop in this town.
This is Nobby's Beach.
After Palm Beach, it was a bit of a let down.We did however meet this dog, in a manner of speaking since he was too busy to say hello.
Can you see him in the picture above?
You can see a video of him here, if you like. Be careful. He's a bit crazy.
I bet some of you know what he's doing. Personally, I think he needs to get his head checked by his Dr Dog and ASAP.
The next morning, we got up bright and early and went to Lighthouse Beach.
It was much nicer!
For some reason, Cushion decided I needed to get comfortable with surf. Why, I ask you? WHY do I need to do that? I live in suburbia for heaven's sake! What are the chances of me ever being taken to Hawaii and needing to know how to surf?
There is no understanding humans. But I love My Cushion dearly so I dutifully followed him out into the water.
"You want me to stay here with you, give me a treat first."
After Lighthouse Beach, we started our journey home. Because we were in a rush to beat the holiday traffic, I missed seeing a camel.
However! If you click on the videos below, you will see me meeting some other local fauna at the very start of our holiday!
It was the first time I've ever met these strange creatures. I think I handled myself admirably, don't you?
And that sums up my Christmas and New Year road trip. Thank you so much for coming on holiday with us! We really enjoyed your company and hope you had a good time too!
HOW TO GET TO LIGHTHOUSE AND NOBBY'S:
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NOTE! Only part of Lighthouse Beach is off-leash. Want to find out specifics and other dog friendly areas in Port Macquarie? CLICK HERE.