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post #261 of 1061 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday we moved the van from Canungra to Nimbin in NSW. I chose to take the Mount Lindsay Highway through Kyogle, rather than the Pacific Highway through Nerang and the Gold Coast, mainly to avoid the traffic and madding crowds. The mighty Ford handled the mountain passes and narrow roads rather well.

Nimbin is an interesting place, it was taken over by the hippies many years ago, and is now filled by young people on the drugs, and old farts who are trying to re-live their glory days, and make a few bucks from the tourists coming to photograph them. This morning, Nimbin was covered by mist, but it soon cleared to reveal a beautiful day, and we took a stroll around the village, took some piccies, and had a coffee with the animals.

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Another beautiful morning in Nimbin, so I got Lynn out of bed early, and we took a ride out to the Tyalgum area in the Border Ranges between NSW and QLD. This is spectacular country with volcanic mountains, thick forest, and many streams and rivers. Stopped at the Flutterbies Cafe in Tyalgum for some oompagaloompa food, and were visited by a Water Dragon. On the way back, we stopped at the Uki Cafe for lunch, turned out it was a hippie, organic place, so we ended up with Moroccan pies for lunch, I will probably set off the smoke detectors in the dunny tomorrow morning.

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OK... I'll bite. What exactly, is a Water Dragon?
The only thing I saw in the photos was a lizard.... Is that what you are referring to, or was it something you saw after visiting one of the "organic hippie stores"? LOL
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OK... I'll bite. What exactly, is a Water Dragon?
The only thing I saw in the photos was a lizard.... Is that what you are referring to, or was it something you saw after visiting one of the "organic hippie stores"? LOL
The Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii, formerly Physignathus lesueurii[1]), which includes the eastern water dragon (I. l. lesueurii) and the Gippsland water dragon (I. l. howittii) subspecies, is an arboreal agamid species native to eastern Australia from Victoria northwards to Queensland. There may be a small introduced population on the south-east coast of South Australia.


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OK. I sort of suspected that it was. Thank you for the research/efforts dfs. Just wanted to make sure Bernie wasn't seeing things! LOL
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Eaztern Water Dragon on my back fence yesterday

Gave it some raw chicken. Loved it.
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Well, it's my 65th birthday today, I'm officially an old fart, now the government can start paying me instead of me paying them. Cheers and thanks for all the kind wishes.




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Happy Birthday Sir !!!!
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OK. I sort of suspected that it was. Thank you for the research/efforts dfs. Just wanted to make sure Bernie wasn't seeing things! LOL
Bernie might still have been seeing things

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