Originally Posted by fwalschots
Hello Jim. Travelling up the Clarence River what is the bridge clearance (Pacific Hwy). Haven't been there myself and was wondering if the bridge had sufficient clearance or it opens.?
As Teeto said above, it is an opening bridge, and will clear any mast
that can get into the entrance I reckon! The bridge operator is on call pretty much full time, but does require around 24 hours advance notice. It is often possible to tag along on someone else's opening on shorter notice... a call to Craig will sort that possibility out.
It's a lovely river except when in flood, something that has been happening all too frequently of late. We sat through a fairly big one a couple of years back. Had to move to get out of the debris flow, but otherwise not such a big deal... comes up fairly slowly, so one has time to consider ones fate!
The little Scottish town of Mclean has a floating pontoon with water
and electricity laid on, and there are now a couple of other towns with similar facilities for transients. Folks are pretty welcoming, provisioning
is easy and anchoring is possible in a multitude of spots. There is a serious lack of bright lights and tall buildings, though...
We seem to spend a lot of time there!