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Day 11 Fri 4 Mar 11 Lismore

Checking out what Lismore township has to offer

overcast 33 °C

Had a sleep in and the boys weren't pleased, in fact, they woke me when they thought it was long enough, then they woke Jim!
Spoke to Jeep Assist and they organised a hire car through Hertz in town so Jim took a cab into Lismore whilst the boys and I did a reverse of yesterday's lap around the lake. Got to keep the journey interesting. I saw a black swan on the lake and I think it had a nest mound so obvously by all the water birds and plethora (like my big word for the day!) of toads croaking, that they don't mind the blue green algae!
I meant to add to our blog two nights ago, also in Lismore!!! We were sitting outside the caravan late in the evening and saw a cookaburra swoop in and grab the giant water bug I took an overexposed photo of. Nature adapting to its food source since they are daylight predators.
Hosed off the dogs after their somewhat muddy adventure and once they were dry we drove into Lismore for a stroll through the streets. There are some interesting characters here!
Blessed be! We found a cafe with Toby's Coffee and a barister who knew what he was doing. YUM YUM. Nothing more disappointing than good coffee beans ruined by poor skills. I'll have to check out the name of the cafe and tell you all, coz they need some credit for their good work.
Outside the brand new Telstra shop, we bumped into a lass from the Northern Rivers Chrysler dealership, who recognised the boys!! We asked her for a recommendation for a cafe with outdoor seating so we can sit with the boys and she recommended La Baracca, next to the cinema.
After a bit of extra walking around we found it opposite a great camping store, Bunyips.
La Baracca at 2.25pm sneaking in just minutes before the kitchen closed. We both had steak burgers but mine on gluten free bread - yay for the hippy culture, and it was just perfect. Also I had a ginger and pineapple juice that was sensational. Jim had a Kirks Ginger Beer which he said is one of the best brands.
Back at the Lismore Lake Holiday Park, I paid for the rest of a full week and they gave us a night free which is a bonus - there's always a silver lining if you just look!
NAP! I'm blaming the humidity and that's the story I'm sticking with.
It was much cooler today on whole, about 25 deg but humidity still high at 85%. Much cooler this evening, maybe because there's a bit of a breeze. The forecast is Showers and Possible Showers with humidity in the 70s and temperatures in the high 20s. We will probably take advantage of the hire car and do some short hops to check out places.
Tomorrow for example we're planning on catching up with His Regal Excellence, Sir Robert John Thomas Taylor of the Kingdom of Ansett, by appointment, for High Coffee to hopefully discuss important matters of State. This auspicous gathering shall take place in the town of Byron Bay. It is with deepest regret we acknowledge the Court Jester to His Regal Excellence, Gavin will be unable to attend (got better things to do than consort with the plebs). We shall dearly miss his regailing us with his tales of mirth and merriment, obviously we're meant to meet at a time more suitable to his Official Duties schedule.
Sleep well all.

Posted by Jimandtina 01:12 Archived in Australia

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