Housesitting, Housesitting in Australia, Life of adventure

Our 1st Overseas Housesit – Tamborine Mountain

Chores, animals feed, and attention is given – done

Food shopping for Christmas lunch – done

Mucked around on the computer – done

Consumed a few cups of good coffee – done

Indulged in some food from shopping mentioned above – done

Re-enter house numerous times looking for “things” we need – done

Les between trees_edited

Going,  we are going, and, then finally we managed to get ourselves in the car and go for a walk.  Within 15 mins we were happily strolling in the bush. Great idea for a Thursday afternoon as it was a rather mild one [just 27 degs] compared to yesterday’s 35 degs.

Above is the view from The Knoll Lookout section of the mountain. We enjoyed reading both the Aboriginal and European version of the history before heading down the track.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamborine_Mountain

We had another encounter with a much more significant native of the lizard variety.  It was a Goanna!.  Unfortunately, it was moving rather fast, so we didn’t get to admire it for long.  The Squire did attempt to follow it so he could view it for long, to no avail, as Mr Goanna was not going to stick around just for our sake.  No photos though a big effort on the Squires part to deter it from heading back into the bush.  It’s what we do when in a new environment!! Something akin to feeling like a child again for a small, fleeting moment.  This is what we love about staying in Australia is the seemingly significant amount of wildlife still surviving around human habitats.  Well, done Australia.

Me by the vinetree_edited.jpg

The squire captured me standing by a fascinating piece of work created by mother earth.  The tree itself is not that unusual as we have seen them in Northland, NZ and various parts of Spain though still a treat to come across them while walking.

White trunk tree on Tambourine Mountain walk_edited.jpg

Then there is the beautiful, magnificent gum tree with such a startling vivid white trunk.  There were quite a few tall and very straight trees as we walked along the path.  What can’t be photographed is the incredible fragrant smell of Myrtle and Eucalyptus as we step on their leaves.

If I could take a photo of their scent,

I am sure it would be

a bright and happy one.

Our 1st Overseas Housesit Tamborine Mountain

 

17 thoughts on “Our 1st Overseas Housesit – Tamborine Mountain”

  1. Wow. These photos are gorgeous! Do you miss it now you’ve been travelling for a while?

    It’s so funny that 27 degrees is cool for you guys. That’s about when things stop working in the UK because everyone needs to sit outside with an ice-cream!!

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  2. Wow. These photos are gorgeous! Do you miss it now you’ve been travelling for a while?

    It’s so funny that 27 degrees is cool for you guys. That’s about when things stop working in the UK because everyone needs to sit outside with an ice-cream!!

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    1. Finally got your message, Josy, after I fixed the problem! Thanks for your patience 🙂 Well, we are from NZ, and it is not as hot and humid as Queensland. We have a 2 month housesit in Turkey, to make up for the cooler months housesitting in the UK. Somehow there is no country with a climate that is perfect. So, we just roll with the punches so to speak!

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      1. Silly me! I did know that you are from NZ, somehow I mixed it up in my head and thought you were from Aus. Sorry about that!

        I think you have the right idea. There are good (and less good) things about the climate everywhere.

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    1. I can’t believe I am still finding spelling mistakes after numerous editing!! It’s all a learning curve! Will definitely enjoy reading yours.

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