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May 7th 2012
Published: May 7th 2012
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Tangled vines and roots
Marg and I jumped into our Horizon Motorhome and spent 6 days traveling from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Guyar, Mann River, Casino and back home.

The weather forecast was not good and night one we experienced a loud thunder storm. When we got to Dorrigo it looked like the weather was going to close in quite quickly. The Drive from Coffs to Dorrigo climbs up through the Great Dividing Range, past the Newell and Sherrard Falls and to the Dorrigo Rain Forest Centre.

These are very old rain forests, a mixture of trees with tangled vines and buttress root systems supporting the trees in relatively shallow soil. There is a magical bird chorus in the forest, red necked pademelons on the fringes of the forest. There are many fungi and lichen varieties. Had the weather not been closing in, we would have spent a whole day in this forest, so all I have is some samples from here, Ebor, Guya (Mother Of Ducks Pond - a protected wet land) and Mann River.

The descent from the high plateau to the Mann River took us through the Whirpoole NP which was just alive with Bell Bird song. They
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A beautiful easy walk - just wish the weather wasn't closing in.
were all around, but well hidden in the tree tops. Their bell is very sharp and powerful. There must have been many birds as we were continuously surrounded by these unseen birds.

We will visit this area again.

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Good easy walking paths
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Buttress roots
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Just sat there for the photo shoot
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Such variety on the forest floor
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A huge variety of fungi and lichen grow in this ever wet forest
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Red Necked Pademelon
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View from the treetop platform
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Great 3d artwork on the centre
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Lower Ebor Falls
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The pool
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Lower Falls - like a vail of water
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The upper twin falls
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Fishing at base of the upper falls
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Boundary Creek Falls
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The Mann river had a steady flow
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A beautiful river valley
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Full Moon Rising
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Sun has set
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Candy Floss sunset
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Dusky Skyline
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Super Moon
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Always a popular subject in photo shoots.

1st June 2013
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Great shot
Not easy to photograph kookas...great shot
3rd June 2013
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Kooka photos
They are one of our favourite birds. Easier to get than many of the little birds like the Robin I photographed at Lake Towerinining. They only settle for seconds! Kookas at least wait a while. How is your trip going? I've run into a heart rhythm problem so have been with the family in Perth for the last couple of weeks. See Cardiologist tomorrow to get outcome of tests. Rob

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