July road trip - Yamba and Northern New South Wales

Our first stop, naturally, was Yamba, New South Wales.

If you have been following me on instagram or on here for a while, you would probably know that it is basically my second home.

Whenever anyone brings up Byron Bay, I always tell them that Yamba is by far better.

But anyway… I am getting a little ahead of myself, as the first highlight of our trip was a stop at Husk Distillers.

Only weeks before our trip I saw that Husk Distillers had opened a cellar door, so I quickly earmarked it for our first holiday-lunch-stop.

Any gin-lovers out there should know that Husk distill the famously purple Ink gin, and so of course I treated myself to an Ink G&T and Jean had a rum cocktail, both responsibly consumed alongside a delicious cheese platter (not photographs because it was far too delicious).

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Arriving to Yamba always feels like a homecoming and often switch off completely, meaning taking my camera out and about with me is not on the agenda.

This time I decided to, and as the sun slowly set, I followed the sun it across the rocks and sand before watching it dip behind the Pacific Hotel.

It was very high tide that particular afternoon, and the Main Beach pool is always pretty spectacular when surrounded by water. I took off my shoes to wade in the water, my jeans being soaked at the hem.

That evening we caught up with our friends who run the local secondhand bookshop in Yamba, The Nook for pizza at a local cafe and had an early night as we were setting off the next day at 6am.