Independence Day Came a Little Earlier This Year it Looks Like ;-)
|Main street of Merimbula|
But it was more of a New Age nick-nack shop, than a bookshop.
“The Twelfth Insight”?
Seeing that photo of the Chinese restaurant in front of the Abraxas shop in Merimbula reminds me once more that 2017 is the Year of the Rooster and of the post I wrote a few days ago -
2017: What Comes First, the Chicken, the Egg...or the Monkey?
|Looking from Merimbula to Pambula/Panboola/Eden|
|According to this sign on the Merimbula jetty the Killer Whale Trail starts here|
|The bones of 'Old Tom' in the Killer Whale Museum in Eden|
I'll have another post soon about my stay in Eden and my trip to the Killer Whale Museum.
|The paintings for sale in the art gallery in Oaklands Barn, Pambula, NSW|
I bought a nice print of a Sacred Kingfisher and a small fridge magnet painting of Merimbula night lights reflecting off the sea from Pambula.
|'Merimbula Nightlights' by Kathryn Hede|
I Sat by the Ocean
|The 'Merimbula Nightlights' painting flipped upside-down|
She told me that the little fellow in the painting resides in the town and would often be seen sitting on a post in town along a walkway.
This place is a wonderland for nature lovers, walkers/joggers, bike riders and families.
|A fresh water billabong in Panboola|
They are also used to as paths into other habits in the reserve, but I was using them as a short cut back to my car, but decided to take the long way round soon as I crossed paths with this big roo pictured below.
I wasn't going to risk getting my ears...or other tender parts...boxed by a territorial roo, so I turned around and tried to find the part of the park reserved for chickens.
The closest I came to finding a place for chickens though was the Purple Swamp Hen part of the park and I never did end up spotting a Sacred Kingfisher that day, either.
But I did find Nimo, the famed Chinese restaurant of Eden on the way back to my motel room, so I ducked in to get a meal on my last night in Eden, but this was the day of the week that the restaurant is closed.