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A WEEKEND ALONE

THE EASTERN SPINEBILL OUT FRONT.

DSCF8701Its JAZZ Festival weekend in Bellingen and Markets tomorrow. Izzy is up north doing gigs at Harwood and  South Grafton all weekend. And the gas cylinder which has lasted all winter has now run out.  I had just showered – a mega shower – and washed my hair and henna-ed it and it lasted through that so, continuing with my BLOODY MARVELLOUS theme, I was able to say B.M. It could have been worse

It will mean a trip into Urunga tomorrow to book a new one from Hickey’s. Tomorrow is also voting. Best check with the Daughter and see where she wants to vote. Likely to be madness up at Bello with the Jazz and the markets on.

RALEIGH AUGUST 20 2010.

DSCF0537 Its quiet here of a night. Just the lights of vehicles passing down on the road over the front paddock. Sometimes one turns up our drive.  Signs of Winter’s passing are showing. The colours are warm. I haven’t seen it like this before.  It must, I think, have been like this but now I am seeing it softly. Today was a gentle day. I shall take a look and see what the temps were. Ah ! 14-20 degrees celsius.

WILLY WEATHER.

SAWTELL NSW.

DSCF0508 Yesterday, we ventured into Sawtell. That’s ‘just up the road. ‘ GOOGLE MAPS say its 22kms and 21 minutes but the roads must have altered, methinks because it doesn’t take us that long and doesn’t seem that far.  Toormina which is a kind of offshoot of Sawtell features the nearest CENTRO shopping centre. in Woolworths and Coles etc.

And then, there is the Water. The creeks and the ocean and the Bath built in the rocks just a wee reminiscent of Maroubra and Bondi Days.

 

In my AT HOME ALONE TRAWLING THROUGH BLOGS, I just came across this site. Very Nice.

http://kurungabaa.net/

‘Kurungabaa’ is a Dharawal word for the Australian pelican, a handsome bird with a peculiar way of gliding low over the waves. We have chosen it to express respect for the Dharawal country where we love to surf, to celebrate the continuing culture of the Dharawal people, and to acknowledge the memory of the Dharawal people’s ancestors.

Kurungabaa is a not-for-profit volunteer publication, and is published bi-annually (June and December) as a hard copy by the generosity of subscribers and donors.

Kurungabaa publishes diverse genres including poetry, fiction, reflective and scholarly essays, memoirs, review essays, and interviews. Four pages each issue are made available for a photo essay or series of art reproductions by a single photographer or artist.

Emerging writers from coastlines around the world are encouraged to submit their work. Several pages will be dedicated to emerging authors in each issue. Editorial and writing assistance can be arranged, if requested.

Indigenous surfers are encouraged to join in Kurungabaa’s production, both as members of the editorial collective and as contributors. Every issue will contain material on surfing-related Indigenous history, culture and politics.

 

MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE SHIRE.

VIPASSANA MEDITATION RETREAT AT BUNDAGEN.

DSCF0487 BUNDAGEN COMMUNITY.

Look at the Kangaroo. 

A meditative  Roo. 

http://journals.worldnomads.com/kristamrome/post/25703.aspx

 IMAGES FOR BUNDAGEN

BUNDAGEN is just over the way from the Cottage but in a different world entirely. Or perhaps just subtly.

Take a look at J Ledgar’s work.

Now I come across BERANGHI.

http://beranghi.org/principles.htm

  1. The objects of the Co-operative are:-
    1. To acquire land for the purpose of providing low cost rural housing for members.
  2. To promote the development of a community of artists, musicians, artisans and craftspeople
  3. To promote the production and disposal of agricultural products of members and other persons
  4. To promote the principles and methods of permaculture in agriculture and horticulture.
  5. To promote and encourage a community where members and families can become self sufficient
  6. To provide a setting where rural re-settlement in hamlets and village clusters can evolve.
  7. To preserve and protect flora and fauna on land for such purpose
  8. BY_LAW enacted 1999 states –
    a) Dogs cats and firearms not permitted on the property
    b) Physical violence, or threatened physical violence against any person or property shall be deemed conduct detrimental to the Co-op and be grounds for expulsion from the co-operative.

 

 

 

 

LINKS TO SAWTELL BLOGS.

http://www.christianfletcher.com.au/blog/2009/05/sawtell-beach/

 

http://clivehaddow.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/sawtell-what-a-great-place/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOk6WR6qvo

 

http://argonescence.wordpress.com/?s=SAWTELL

 

http://dianesnaturally.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/some-photos-from-around-coffs-harbour/

 

http://tallowood.wordpress.com/

 

http://kurungabaa.net/about/

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LINKS TO URUNGA BLOGS ETC.

http://ninglunbooks.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/towns-ive-stayed-in-1-dorrigo/

 

http://drewhopper.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/the-golden-light/

 

http://ulaasydney.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/the-big-ride/

 

http://jc42graphy.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/the-i-dont-delete-revolution/

ONE WEEK IN JULY

LOCATION OF MOBILE SPEED CAMERAS

DSCF8861Friday to Friday. Its 21 degrees right now. Not bad for middle of winter. The rains have passed over again and the skies are blue.  I am taking a day at home after a busy-ish week.  One day in the middle of this week looked like flooding rains were setting in again. I saw some nervous shivers but it didn’t have the feel of flood to me and sure enough, it passed over during the night.

http://tides.willyweather.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast/kalang-river–urunga-bridge.html

DSCF8859 Living close to the ground suits me well.

 

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RANDOM LINKS for BELLINGEN and URUNGA.

inserted by Random Link Hunter.

BELLINGEN EYE. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649007784

http://www.postcarbon.org/story/94770-permablitz-bellingen-7

http://my.opera.com/Arjuna_999/blog/2009/06/05/jazz-festival-bellingen-federal-hotel

http://www.ediblemedia.com.au/index.html

http://www.christianfletcher.com.au/blog/2009/06/

http://jodisart.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipwilson/3823842407/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35381720@N05/page7/

http://www.parentscouncil.nsw.edu.au/blog/News_and_Events/Media/Page-7.html

http://blog.jhosking.com/2007/09/

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/groo0018/australia/

http://kayemphotoart.blogspot.com/2009/09/long-long-jetty-near-urunga-mid-north.html

http://sandybeachalmanac.blogspot.com/2005/03/positions-vacant-sandy-beach-parking.html

 

WORKERS’ COTTAGE, RALEIGH

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2BBB OUTSIDE BROADCASTING VAN AT BELLO SHOWGROUND
That’s my new address. I like using it due to working being one of the least noticeable aspects of my life. I hope noone seriously intends me to WORK!

Its peaceful here in the Workers’ Cottage. Well ! The lorikeets are dropping things on the roof and the garlic planters can get a bit noisy. So do the horses. Nonetheless, its peaceful.

I’m going to North Bello today. Taking the NORTH BANK ROAD which leads straight to my daughter’s door. I had put my Charade into Northside Autos for a rego check and came out with a ‘failed’. Struts, it needs. Rust there is. At the front doors – on the pillars. Poor Charade – it has other disorders as well.

The North Bank Road is well worth the Drive. Picturesque, I would call it. My son also lives at the end of the street from here – more or less- the other end of WATERFALL WAY.

009 NORTHSIDE AUTOS

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CATTLE COMING UP THE DRIVEWAY