Living in a Marsupial World
 
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After Nimbin we returned to Brisbane to greet the Zinns and soon after parted ways with Emily and her parents. Ben and I and the Jambros (equipped with their own Jucy Campervan), ready for adventure, decided to stick together for awhile and head north. Our first few nights we spent at Gagaju Bush Camp, just north of Tewantin and Noosa. We happened upon it by accident, but were so glad we did, as it ended up being a beautiful, isolated slice of tropical rainforest living right next to the river out of Lake Cooroibah. The facilities were incredibly well-designed and eco-friendly. The picture at right shows the toothbrushing sink crafted out of an old tree and sourced with UV filtered rainwater. Other than the open air kitchen, lounge with hammocks, and fire pit, there was also an open air "gym" - a couple pieces of exercise equipment under a tarp. 

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The toothbrushing sink.
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Jambros
We spent two days and two nights there and on our first full day took a bush walk into the surrounding forest on a koala hunt with the camp owner's dog Blade (part dingo, part rottweiler, part mutt). We were hopeful as the owner had told us that there were a few koalas in the area and one had even walked (yes, walked) right through the TV area one night. The forest was full of eucalyptus trees, but no koalas were found on our venture (damn you elusive koalas!). The walk was absolutely beautiful nonetheless. Much to Corey's delight, many bugs and termite mounds were discovered, and Ben bonded with Blade. 

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Puppy Bonding
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Corey Hunts for Bugs with Stick
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A Devin in the Forest
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Fly-fishing and Mark Twain style pipe smoking ensued on the river and Blade bonded with us while we enjoyed the scenery. We cooked some great meals in the open air kitchen and lounge area, enjoyed the fire pit, and were quite sad to leave on our final morning. 

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Some Morning Lovin'
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