Thursday 7 April 2016

From Nambucca to Sydney!!

This is the second part of our trip to Sydney. You might have missed part one. It was the BEST part.  Mum had trouble posting it and I don't know if you got to see it but you can find it HERE if you wanna look at it. 
When we left Nambucca it wasn't long before we were at our destination for the night ... Kempsie.  We usually stay at Nambucca but there was some big sports thing happening and all of the accommodation was booked out. We found a dog friendly Motel right on the banks of the Macleay River. It was pretty nice too.  The river is beautiful and we went and sat and looked at it for quite some time.

Looking North!!  Where we came from.

Looking South!!  Where we're going.
When it started getting dark we headed back to our balcony where Mum had her usual cuppa and Dad his usual beer. I, as usual got NOTHING!!!  Fair dinkum ..... what's with that??  It's not as if I'm a nobody!!  I could go a drop of beer after a long day's drive. Fair dinkum ..... even a cuppa'd be alright.  I did get a bowl of water. Water ..... for goodness sake!!  We were sitting there for a while when we noticed all these things flying around overhead. The sky was alive with them. Flying foxes!!  WOW!!  They fly over our house at Noosa every night. Hundreds of them ...... BUT ..... you should have seen them at Kempsie.  There must have been 87 million. They just kept on coming and the whole sky was full of them. Crikey it was good to see. We watch them most nights at home but we've never seen so many before. They're very cute little critters.  Some people don't like 'em but we do.  They cause havoc for the poor farmers so I understand why they don't like 'em but other peeps just don't like 'em for no reason at all.

Ok so it's not a very good picture but maybe if you biggefy it you'll be able to see all the flying foxes. That white spot is the moon.
They are grey headed flying foxes and are native to Australia. I pinched this picture from google.

Once the bats left so did we.  We went to the local Thai restaurant for dinner.  Of course I got NONE!!  I did get to sit with Mum and Dad but they have this rule that I am not to be fed at the table ..... EVER!!!!!!!!  Crikey I HATE that rule.  I did get to eat before we went so I wasn't hungry ... BUT ... it sure smelled good. After that it was off to bed and the next day we got up early to head to Sydney.  Once Dad is on that final leg there's no stopping him so it was a pretty dull and uneventful last 4 and a half or so hours.  We did stop at a park for me to have a run around but we didn't stop long. We have to stay in Sydney for a few days for Mum to see her eye Doc but then we are off to our beloved Blue Mountains for a few weeks before we have to return to Sydney for Mum's eye operation.  I'll tell you all about the Blue mountains visit next. We've been there before and stayed at the same house. It's real good and I have mates at Katoomba and there's a cat that comes and visits. Her lives next door to the house. He only comes once though!!  I wonder why??

Wanna run ... Love, Charlie.


  1. That looks like a lovely trip but honestly we don't like bats at all

  2. OMD...Did you get to play with any of those bats??

    We think you should at least a bit of broth at the end of a long day in the car!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. No beer?? No Thai food? What da woof???

  4. Hari OM
    Another op for mum but at least you get to the BMs again!!! - sadly there is no 'part one' even from that link Charlie mate... I fear the interwebs has swallowed it!!! I must admit I misread that, as I thought you had been in Sydney all this time and would have been heading back North again... do you miss your own beach??? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. NO WAIT - I clicked 'older post' and it went back to part one, so I found it!!! Yx

  5. SHE loves those bats, too. But you're right there are lots of peeps who don't! We'd love to go anywhere that's dog friendly....

  6. What beautiful scenery but we gotta tell ya, Charlie - we're not fans of bats at all!

  7. OMD you got to see a Flying Fox WOW!!!!!!!! And the scenery is soooo beautiful!!!!!
    About this 'no beer' thingy Charlie…I finks yous been far too polite and well trained! Me on the other paw will help myself to whatever…beer, wine, gin and tonic, WHISKY…in fact whatever the peeps leave unguarded for a nano second! Oh boy, I'm quick! So my advice…wait 'til they're not looking slurp away!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. What not beer for ya, what a shame.
    Those flying foxes are huge !

  10. sounds like you will have a wonderful time - hope everything goes well

  11. The Blue Mountains wonderful place, best time of year to visit too.
    I say it's tough not to get a beer.
    Flying foxes not my favourite, have you ever walked under them in the trees you think it's raining, it's not rain.

  12. In your land the foxes can fly? wow charlie that's interesting... what does the fox say, huh?

  13. FLYING FOX??? We only have the kind that RUN on the ground Charlie... THAT is WAY COOL..
    OMD NO Beer NO Foodables from the Table... just plain old WATER... Crikey Charlie... that is just NOT RIGHT...

  14. What a cool place. We can't believe you saw batman too
    Lily & Edward

  15. Good luck to Mum with her eye surgery!

    What a nice place you visited! We loved seeing the flying foxes! Did you see the moon too? Hey Princess, the moon has gone to Australia! That's why we're having such bad reception. But I'm going to try to see it this evening before it sets, and hope the clouds clear up.

    Good luck again Mum!

  16. A beautiful place to visit!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. That is a beautiful river, Charlie, it looks so clean. We aren't supposed to get anything from the table either. Mom NEVER does, but she hasn't been able to get Dad to listen to her. We are very happy about that:)

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  18. Wow, we could see all those bats! Were you scared? Our mom would freak out! We don't get fed from the table BUTT only cuz mom will NOT allow dad to do it. Otherwise we know dad would!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. We had never heard of flying foxes, ever. Wow. Mom does not let us get fed from the table but dad has no rules in his life, its crazy when he is at home, ....stella rose

  20. OMD, that is a beautiful place Charlie!!! You are one lucky dude man...EXCEPT..NO BEERS???? NO CUPPA??? Not even a MARGARITA??!!! OMD, is that some kind of torture??!! Just not right! Hey, if you wants I can send you a flask full of margaritas by FedEx! hehehehe
    those flyin' foxes are super duper good for bug catchin',butts they freak Ma out ever since one flew in her hair as a wee lass. She says she's not a big fan, butts I thinks she's lyin' ☺
    Have a safe trip, and tells your Moms I'm thinkin' abouts her and her eyes
    Ruby ♥

  21. Oh wow--a dog-friendly hotel, bats, a balcony, and a restaurant where dogs can go! Can't imgaine a much better vacation. Hope mom's eye operation goes well. Hugs and wags!

  22. I'm beginning to see a pattern of you getting NOTHING! Hmm. What's up with that? I would have stopped counting after the first million bats. :)

  23. That looks like a wonderful trip. We love all the places you are showing us and mom even likes the bat!

  24. Dear Charlie,

    The people are not fair. They should always share. I always share! Just yesterday I brought home a good stink on my fur and I rubbed it all over them. Just saying...


  25. Those bats must find lots of yummy bugs to eat. Here they do away with lots of pesky we like them a lot. Peeps even put up bat houses to have them close buy fur natural insect control.

    That looks like a lovely place down by the riverbanks.
    Do you have to exercise a ton of self control when you sit nearby while the peeps eat? I don't get fed from the table, but I do get to chew my own 'chewies' when my peeps sit down to eat.

  26. Charlie what a serene photo of the water....ohhh you call bats Flying Foxes? That is a much friendlier name and they do kinda look like little foxes.
    Hugs from your Matey madi

  27. No sharin' of da fuds? Ya needs to work on yer pathetikal look, Charlie...

  28. Charlie mom replied to your question at we hope that was correct. She had a senior moment sending it to another email then thought oopppps that is not right. So she asked Yamini for your email addy.
    Hugs Matey Madi

  29. Thanks Madi ... I got it and replied.

  30. Wow, what a trip. I think the bat looks very cute!!!!