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Mar 24, 2015 - Gumma (near Macksville) and Bellingen/Dorrigo

Hello everyone, Been a few days since I blogged. No internet where I was at Gumma Reserve which is just east of Macksville. I stayed there two nights. It was a lovely place but lots of mozzies. Left there yesterday (23rd) and came to Bellingen where I am staying at the showgrounds. Did the touristy thing in Bellingen yesterday and today drove to Dorrigo. The scenery is fantastic. I took quite a few photos with my phone but they have mysteriously disappeared. I really hate that. Sorry, no photos of Bellingen and Dorrigo. Two small disasters...

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Dec 20, 2014 - Flying foxes in Bellingen

After tasting all of that excellent Aussie wine, we headed to Bellingen, a cute little town further north, nestled next to Dorrigo National Park. Dorrigo is a World Heritage Site due to its rainforest, dating back millions of years, which originally covered the supercontinent of Gondwana, consisting of (but not limited to) Australia, South America, and Africa. After breaking away, Australia unfortuntately continues to move towards the equator by a few centimeters each year, which means that the climate is warming up and threatens to harm...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Bellingen

So just to avoid confusion, this is Clinton writing this entry. Today we visited another ( key word 'another') market! But out of all the markets I have been to over the past 2.5 years, this one was probably the best I've seen. Located in the park in the middle of Bellingen, it was a beautiful place for a locals market that represented the community so well. Other than than the light sprinkle that was coming down, it was very neat to see. The market was along a walking path that wound its way through a heavily wooded park, then out around a...

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Engagement honeymoon

Jul 26, 2011 - Waterfall Way

ā€œIsn't it great to be alive?ā€ the man asked Stephanie and me in a thick Aussie accent on the hiking trail. How often do we get asked that question? And, more importantly, how often do we forget the right answer to that question? The man passed us on our bushwalk this afternoon, right after we visited one of the most glorious waterfall settings we had ever seen before. We barely passed anyone on the trail for most of the way. Then, suddenly, he just popped up out of nowhere. He took a minute to take in and share the beautiful sight with us...

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Feb 9, 2010 - Bellingen

Gisteren in Bellingen aangekomen en bij aankomst was het zelfs gestopt met regenen, iets dat het hier de voorbije 2 weken blijkbaar bijna constant gedaan had. Er dus van geprofiteerd om wat te gaan wandelen in deze groene omgeving die zowat een subtropisch klimaat heeft. Hier dus al enkele bananenbomen tegengekomen en natuurlijk ook mosquitos en bloedzuigers. Bellingen is gelegen langsheen de Bellinger rivier en deze treed regelmatig buiten zijn oevers, wat op bepaalde plaatsen resulteerd in ondergelopen huizen. De gebouwen van de oude...

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Nov 15, 2008 - Bellingen

Not done much except travel 350 km today. Stopped off on our way down to Sydney at Coffs Harbour, home to the famous Big Banana. Then stopped off overnight at a place called Bellingen. At dusk, the place comes alive with Flying Fox bats. quite an amazing sight as most of them seen so far have been sleeping

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Apr 9, 2008 - Bugs Bugs and More Bugs

Mark, Leah and I were super excited to come to Bellingen to go on the Rainbforest tour and spend some time away from the usual beach scene. Now I can't even wait to get out of here and get to Byron Bay. Three straight days of rain and millions of flies, spiders, ugly little creepy crawlers and even leeches is not exactly my cup of tea. The first two days here we were pretty much the only people in the hostel and basically spent our time sitting in our room, watching movies, or in the grocery store finding ways to pass time. Yesterday we...

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Jun 18, 2005 - Still surfing

On the third day we packed up, got on the bus and headed to Mojo's second camp further up North at Arrawarra Beach. Dan told us that Arrawarra means good waves in aboriginal language. And the waves were much better indeed. After getting to the new camp we went out to surf for a couple of hours. The surf was much calmer and we got to paddle out. Paddling out is even more of a workout but you get rewarded with a nice wave from time to time. I was able to catch and surf 3 big waves, which is not bad for a beginner. While out there I saw a kid...

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