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Day 14 Mon 7 Mar 11 Lismore Lake

Levi makes new friends

all seasons in one day 25 °C

We had already decided to go back to Byron Bay today as Jimmi had his prescription sunglasses mailed to the Post Office there. So after a scrummy breakfast of left over seasoned chicken pieces from the night before with bacon finely chopped, Jim added a couple of eggs and fried is up (non stick pan so no oil) on toast. I time our morning walks to be back in time for breakfast! Smart cookie! Did you see the cactus flowers. They're huge. I actually took the photos yesterday but forgot to post them. They close during the day as they insects they feed and that polinate them are nocturnal. So the photo was taken really early before the sun hit the cactus even though it was light already.
We dropped into the camping store, Bunyip in Lismore, specifically for canvas wax but Jim came out with other things and no canvas wax! So we had to go to the Disposal Store and again he was gone a long time but this time I had to call him back to the car because it started a light shower and he'd taken the keys. Everything was getting wet! He had to go back for his purchases. Finally he brought back canvas wax amongst other goodies!! He never comes out empty handed and I always get a present - so its hard to get annoyed. Also I usually take the boys on walks even if short ones but I really did think he was only going to be a short time! What is the definition of insanity again? Something about repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results! So I'm a little nuts - who isn't?
The little map dot indicating us, was a little off on the iPhone getting us out of Lismore to Byron but only a little. He's been a pretty good idiometer (my big word of the day - refers to the "you are here" dot - can you believe the dot has a name?).
We went back to Mokha for coffees, chai tea, lunch and a choc milkshake (made on syrup) and met a lovely couple, Jaime, Casey & their baby, Jackson (who was an angel, didn't make a peep through the whole visit). Turns out they've moved back to the family farm in Victoria but were meeting up with their folks & friends from Qld in Byron. We got talking coz they were interested in Levi. We chatted and they took photos which they emailed to relatives, and shared dog stories and the SMS comments from those relatives asking about Levi. He's a popular boy, but he's kept a cool head about his notoriety. Tank however was having an off day. We parked opposite the busker from Saturday and he was a scaredy-cat as soon as he recognised where he was. Jumping at shadows. He calmed down when Casey and husband, Jaime sat with us to chat, he felt comfortable with them. Dogs are good judges of energy and they were just nice people.
Back on the road, we stopped again at Eltham, just coz its a great pub in a quiet spot. Aparently they'd already had three coaches stop and a table of 20 people stop for lunch. Its a hidden gem.
We'd passed a sign on the Saturday for "Honey $5 a kg" so today we stopped and got one of the last Blackwood honey containers he had. Lucky us - can't wait for honey on toast for breaky.
I was feeling a little ordinary so had a loooong nap when we came home, during which time Jim did stuff (a bit of this and a bit of that) also was a champion and went into town to shop!
Tonight we're having pork chops and mash for dinner - BBQ. Yum. Will post a photo so you're jealous. Then I think a bit of reading before retiring and don't forget another wee walk.

Posted by Jimandtina 01:32 Archived in Australia

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