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13 August 2011 @ 08:56 pm
Feeling very full and a little bit sleepy tonight after a very late lunch at Mt Tamborine. I don't think I'll want dinner tonight, having had grilled schnapper with king prawns in a garlic, cream and wine sauce, followed by black forest cake and ice cream. After all that, and with the fire in the fireplace burning merrily, I was starting to feel quite dozy but the cool air outside soon woke me up when I left the restaurant at 5.30. Luckily it did, for the road down the mountain is narrow and winding, potholed and patched, with a number of hairpin bends, and at that time of the evening kangaroos are a real worry, so it was all systems on full alert. Still, there was an other-worldly feel about it - the full moon was just rising up through the trees, giving the road surface a silver sheen and throwing the trees into stark relief against the lighter sky.
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Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- OM NOM NOMdraycevixen on August 13th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)

Sounds like an excellent outing and the drive home sounds beautiful if a bit nerve racking.
miwahni: Pros capri doylemiwahni on August 14th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
It was a lovely day out. Drive home could have been worse; there were no cars following me so at least I could take my time and not worry about holding up traffic.
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miwahni: random ulu-roomiwahni on August 14th, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
So was I! I thought my days of skippy-dodging were over when I moved to the city.
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miwahni: random ulu-roomiwahni on August 15th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
Your uncle was lucky, as were his passengers. The daughter of a friend of mine is in hospital right now having surgery on a damaged cornea, after a car travelling in the opposite direction hit a kangaroo that was then deflected into her car, through the windscreen.
I've had a lot of close calls but fortunately haven't hit one yet.
Newsy: screamnewsy891 on August 13th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
You remind me of the drive up (and back down) the mountain to O'Reilly's. EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeek but the location is worth it.
miwahni: pros capri too sexymiwahni on August 14th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
I've not been to O'Reilly's yet, but it's on the list to do very shortly. I think it's like the drive from Coffs to Dorrigo, where I lived for a year - the Dorrigo road is not only 14 kms of winding and narrow roadway but also has a number of one-lane bridges, and waterfalls that cascade across the road when it's been raining. You're driving through rainforest all the way. Very pretty, but very scary too.
sunray45: Palm Tree Sunsetsunray45 on August 14th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
It is beautiful up Mt. Tamborine. That was a very long lunch - didn't leave until 5.30!! Haven't been up there for donkey's years, but used to love wandering around the arts and crafts places, also the plant nurseries.

It does get rather chilly up there though. *g*

Glad you had a great day.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on August 14th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
Lunch started late; it was after 2.30pm before we all arrived and then by the time we ordered it was closer to half past three. I didn't get to look around too much as we had arrived pretty close to the meal time, but ended back up there today for the markets. They were wonderful fun! There were plant bargains to be had there; next time I'm putting gardens in I'll head up to the markets first.