Yamba has it's own Coronation St deep in the heart of the Council owned waterfront Calypso Caravan Park. Instead of cobbles it has a bitumen, tents not terraces, bikinis and fishing rods shorts instead of flat caps and mops (definitely Corrie in the 60's), but there are also a few similarities. Just like those classic Manchester terraces people live 'cheek by jowl' and get to know lots about their neighbours, and of course there are the unforgettable characters, laughter and the odd squabble.
A campground is a friendly spot that still offers an affordable and egalitarian waterfront family summer holiday.
There is the on-going pressure/threat to replace sites with cabins (which are cheaper and make more money), however there are still some many Australians who love to pitch a tent or lug a caravan about as long as it's a classic location. The caravan park holiday is an Australian institution that is disappearing fast to rapacious developers and cash poor local government.
This is a post for Chrissy in Manchester who has a fabulous blog, Mancunian Wave, that I really enjoy checking out.
This is a Signs Signs Post. Click here for Lesley's meme and lots more signs.