After a great week in Sydney (more on that to come) we took the faithful Greyhound up the east coast towards the Queensland frontier and our new career as horse-whisperers.
10.01.2017 - 01.02.2017 37 °C
Destination: Collombatti Farm where we were to volunteer for the next three weeks. Our goals here were to learn something about animal husbandry, plant-growing and house-building in tropical hot conditions and, of course to extend our trip down under!
A tiny farm by Australian standards, it would be better described as a fully functioning menagerie. Aside from breeding Clydesale & Gypsy horses and Bengal cats (not together), bee-keeping, and teatree oil production we were greeted by dogs, house-cats, chooks, piglets, guinea fowl, ducks and raucous peacocks strutting their stuff.
Violet & Bonaza
Rocky aka The Stud
Fellina & Astrid
Finn getting his portfolio shots done
Bonanza getting his medicine and then getting straight back into the important busness of chasing peacocks
37C in the shade
No mains water out here boy so when the rainwater runs out you have to pump the dam. Beautiful view over the teatree fields and surrounding forest.
Who doesn't love chasing peacock feathers?
Or just chasing anything that moves really
The morning jump for a breakfast mango
Doing our best Winnie The Pooh impression
It was not uncommon to see roos and wallabies grazing around the creek and to be visited by numerous wild birds like the Eastern Rosella, Tawny Frogmouth, Noisy Miner and, the cackling Kookaburra
Taking bengal kitties on the plane to their new owners
Koala Hospital in Port McQuarrie
Bluebottle stingers might be the reason no-one was in the ocean, ouch.
Nambucca Heads, as well as being a glorious stretch of New South Wales coast it's also home t the Vee Wall, a huge stretch of graffitied rocks all along the river leading to the delta.
Ticket Gary Kick-it aka Wilson Pickett aka Ricky D aka Peabrain aka Ol' Bugeye aka The Frogdog was our faithful companion on our rounds and wouldn't leave Hollie's side, it must be love!