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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Australia 2011 - Day 3, Part 3 - Rainforest Walk

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get." - Frederick Douglass

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Australia 2011
Day 3 - 31st July - Rainforest Walk
(Part 3)

We then went for a rainforest walk. I think this was my first time in a temperate rainforest.

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About Ngatanwarr Maits Rest

The rainforest walk was particularly interesting as you could see rainforest and eucalyptus trees side by side: the former had been around for 100 million years and the latter being comparatively new at 34 million years.

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Mountain ash. Potentially the second biggest tree in the world after the Sequoia and certainly the biggest eucalyptus.

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"World of age and wonder"


Myrtle Beech

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Myrtle Beech

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Path

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Trees by side of path

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A sign of Civilization

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"Ancient world, another life"

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Oddly the ISO 700-ish images were more pixellated than the ISO 1600 ones of the Fuji camera

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Path again

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Group listening to the driver-guide's lecture. From which I didn't copy down anything

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I don't know why this was supposed to mean

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Tall tree

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Path again

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Looking up a tree. If my note refers to this, this is a top feeder and the bottom of the tree is dead.

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"Giants of the forest"

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Bare tree

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Path again

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"Enjoying the rainforest"
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