I promise to be more disciplined about writing up the blog … This submission took 3 hours to write!!! Am off to Sydney, via Coffs Harbour tomorrow … And hoping to see a few ‘big’ things on the way xx M
I’ve been a bit slack. I travelled from Brisbane to Lismore, staying one night in Currumbin, and I didn’t post to the blog. Now I have to make amends by posting a really long list of Big Things and others I found.
Currumbin had several examples … A Big Blinky Bill was first. Apparently it is new.
And on the original list was the Big Beehive, although I don’t consider it a very impressive Big Thing.
Across the road was the Currumbin (Blinky Bill) animal park where I found this very crass example. Why do people feel it is ok to make fun of our wonderful wildlife by humanising them? Downright degrading!
I spent a night in Currumbin and the next morning found this weird ‘thing’ … Some kind of ‘spirit’?
I had fun exploring further afield and found this gem … A Big Leaf … At Brunswick Heads … A lovely quiet sleepy place … Nice!
Nearby was this sculpture, but as it was being dismantled it won’t be there now.
Still aimlessly wandering, I found these two ‘things’ on the way to Mullumbimby … Not sure what they represented, but they were a long way in the air.
Next stop .. The Crystal Castle where there was a huge collection of things, big or otherwise. And this is the ‘crystal castle’.
Next … The Byron World Peace Stupa. The whole place is very spiritual, and full of crystals and gemstones, and spiritual symbols … Worth a visit, but it is a bit expensive to get in.
‘Rosie’ is a huge rose crystal in the centre of a place of contemplation.
These geodes were very tall.
Can’t remember what this statue us called.
Weirdly a fossilised log just sitting there on the lawn.
And even more weirdly a dragon in the children’s playground … Although when you think about it is a mythical creature too.
Finally a bunch of fossils, very old and very impressive.
I decided to go over the mountains to get to Lismore only to find this ‘junk’ motorbike at Bexhill.
In Lismore, a sculpture of the ‘bones’ if a boat in the Main Street … Locals are a bit embarrassed by it.
A Big Chainsaw on the outskirts of Lismore.
Down the road is this pathetic example of a somewhat smaller Big Pineapple!
And this Big Knight was there too … Unusual way to represent macadamias …
Not sure why I took this … Too many Big Golf Balls around Oz to capture them all!