Outing #15

The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 7

Storms, Currawong and a young Lyrebird practices his singing.

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 6

The beetles invade, skeletal joggers, rats in the roof and a scared grasshopper.

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 5

(Thursday 4-December-2014) @8:21pm Today was pretty quiet, with no strange, grunting noises that woke me up and no Lyrebird conga-line traipsing past my tent. They were here – just a few dozen meters from the camp – but the grass and undergrowth around here is thick enough to swallow most animals that’re more than a […]

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 4

(Wednesday 3-December-2014) @~10:00am I woke-up this morning to a loud, guttural pig-like oinking noise just a few meters from the tent. Half asleep and with contact lenses still clouded-over, I sit up and look out the door towards where this sound is coming from – a sound I’ve never heard out here before. I’m pretty […]

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 3

(Tuesday 2-December-2014) @7:17pm Storms last night kept me up pretty late. They started before sunset, then eased-off some before returning with furious anger. Every few seconds – until about two in the morning – lightning flashed close enough to appear to be right above the tent. Although – being inside the tent – I couldn’t […]

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 2

(Monday 1-December-3014) Before we begin, here’s a 3-minute audio clip of the rain I got most of the day, for a fittingly atmospheric background noise. Just press the play button on the left: @11:43am Whether there was Possum activity last night or not I don’t know because I fell asleep before they visited – if […]

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Day 1

(Sunday 30-November-2014) @4:45pm Alright I’m here, and although I won’t be writing a full monolog every day I have to mention that there are no rat-chewed holes in the tent at all this time. It’s also started raining so that’s nice; nothing like the surround-sound patter of rain-drops tapping at the tent fly, and I’ve […]

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The Rainforest Journal: Outing #15 – Prep

You know although I kind’ve miss that whole “having a home and fixed address” thing, sitting outside now typing this I realize there’s one thing that the multitude of hostels and backpackers offer in abundance that’s nigh impossible to get in a typical suburban house; space. So much space. Even though there are a plethora […]

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