In the trees

Wandering the canopy walk.
Looking down wasn’t so bad.
But up here it’s amazing.
And it’s still a long way to the top.
A lower part on the walkway was actually further up the hill.
Sometimes we just wanted to stay awhile.
One of the many huge staghorn ferns we saw.
Amazing trees. Huge and very old.
Local rain forest ferns.
Now that’s a big tree. We were close to the end of the walkway and close to the ground. We couldn’t see the top of this one.
The base of this one wouldn’t fit into the camera viewer.
It was much cooler here than at the beach.
We could hear the roaring of the waves of a nearby beach.

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Photos by Norm Siggee

Old Timbertown

A day’s outing took us to Old Timbertown in Wauchope. With the school holidays over it was a quieter day with very few visitors. Just the way we prefer it. It was nice to wander around with no itinerary.

The old water wheel in working order.
This is Honey, a young Llama with plenty of freedom to roam the town.
A draft horse being hitched on to a wagon. We didn’t hear the name .
The steam engine is powered by timber from the saw mill.
We couldn’t resist a ride.
Magic, another draft horse.
mmm…. it was tempting to leave him there. 🙂
An old steam tractor looking sad.
The old but still operational saw mill.
Old Fire Station.
Saddlery, Cobbler and General Store along the main road.
Original milk urns, carts and stuff.

We bought a few bottles of Timbertown’s red wine and a carved fruit bowl from one of the merchants. The blacksmith was just tinkering but was fascinating just the same. Stepping back in time for a day into the late eighteen hundreds and it’s slow life style made for an interesting day.

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