MiniCon: Coffs Harbour, NSW AU

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    One of the reasons I suggest that new members include a location in their viewable profile is the chance to meet up with one another outside our official bi-annual TONMOcon. One place we always wanted to visit was Australia and my oldest son provided that opportunity. Haggs had extended an invitation some years ago and Neal and I stayed almost a week beyond my son and daughter-in-law to take advantage of the offer :grin: Haggs and Pam went over and above to made sure we saw everything on our list of OZ experiences. I've posted photos of many of the creatures we saw in the supporter's forum and will post an album on Facebook but wanted to share the TONMO side here.
    Haggs and Pam Picked us up in Port Macquarie ......... Took us home to Coffs Harbour and let us feed their birds


    Then fed us octopuses for supper .............................. and dessert
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Cthulhu paid us a visit ........................................ and we sampled some of the local beverages


    Local ceph artwork was included in our tour


    as well as some tiny squid swimming at the dock.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    and gloomy mornings (I think my bio clock agrees with OZ time :grin:) were great


    We did not do shrimp on the barbie (that can't be an Aussie expression, they call shrimp prawns :grin:) but we added a few vacation pounds!


    We also got an impromptu serenade with a hand made Digeridoo
     

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    It got a little chilly after snorkeling each morning so Pam found us a face warmer


    On our last day we let the wet suits dry and headed into the rain forest where a Morton fig tree tried to swallow up Haggs
     

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    He escaped in time to take us to the small aquarium attached to the University and give us a backdoor tour (pink angel fish indeed!).



    Vacations like this end too quickly. It is Haggs' turn to venture into the US South but we hope to go back and revisit Coffs as well as meeting up with some of our other Aussie members.
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds like you had a good time, D! Those squid in the harbour were really cool!
     
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    haggs Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    it's my turn to add a few...

    #1, when I finally got out of the way D could take a photo
    #2, D and Neal looking for "Little one"
    #3, chasing the Roo's
     

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    a walk in the bush..

    #1, one of the larger trees
    #2, looking up through the centre of a fig tree
    #3, standing in the root system of a Rainforest tree
    #4, D taking a photo up the centre of the fig tree
     

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    It's a shame the time went so quick, but you did get to see how lucky I am and how I spend my spare time. Thanks for coming over... maybe one day we will get back over there.
     

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    Awesome pics!! Promoted via front page slideshow.

    :octopus:
     

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