Traveled from Comara along the Armidale-Kempsey road to Kempsey and then continued on to Crescent head. It was really a highlight seeing the Pacific again. We had done lots of inland touring and seen the dividing range and all the farmlands. But there are something special with the sea and beaches. We just wanted to run down and dive into the water. But the weather was not so warm and the wind was chilly so we ended up with only taking photos of it.
From the Pacific we climbed up to Comboyne plataue +700 meters above sea level, passed some areas of hazard control burnt forests where the smoke still came from the stubs.
Luckily we could get internet access on our phone and I could read that the smoke must be coming from a +1000 ha bush fire north in the Myall river state forest. Was a bit shaky moment before we found it out. After that incident we have kept an eye on the RSF website for fire updates when we are planning our continuing tour.