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  • Day6

    Lismore & Platypus Pool

    April 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    We stayed for the night in the city center of Lismore, a medium-sized town with a good atmosphere. As we wanted to explore the parks of the town in search for the Koalas we stumbled across the "Friends of the Koalas". A wildlife sanctuary located in the city that rescues, treats and prepares injured or sick Koalas for being released in the wild again.
    The tours coincided with our schedule so we decided to make a stop there first. But it turned out to be such a great experience that we stayed there for almost three hours. First the volunteering ranger told us about the things they do and how the Koala status is. Then he took us out in the nearby woods to show us one in the wild! The ones that we were able to have a closer look at were in cages and surprisingly awake. The tour was interrupted because of a Echidna was found with a spine injury and needed to be transported to the Wildlife Hospital near Gold Coast. We were able to get a look at this huge hedgehog porcupines :)
    For the afternoon we drove to Casino, half an hour away from Lismore. There is a short walk to the Platypus Pools where we hoped to get a glimpse at these shy animals. But it wasn't the right time of the day as they usually come out in dusk or dawn. Instead we saw an impressive amount of Flying Foxes in the trees along the river. We spent an hour watching them fighting, chattering and looking at us with their cute big eyes.
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  • Day13


    December 24, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Our stay with Guy’s parents is coming to an end. We have been here in Casino since Saturday when we drove up from Forster. There’s been a fair bit of rain and also some sunshine. On Monday we stopped for coffee in Bangalow, visited the solar train in Byron Bay and got food from the store in Clunes on the way home. Driving along some of the back roads has been fun too. It’s very green around here at the moment. We spent Tuesday doing a big clean up of the house and Wednesday we went across to Evans Head. The town has a number of lovely beaches and the river running through it. Guy even managed to pack up the beach shelter in record time!
    Today we drive to Tamworth to spend Christmas with Mum, Dad and a Lyndal.
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