A Tropical Experience

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It is very difficult to capture the atmosphere of a place with photos. The photos show the beauty of it, but it is the smells and sounds, the feel of the soft, warm tropical breeze brushing over your skin, the foliage rustling, the constant squeaking of the bats and their offensive, putrid smell, the flash of a bird and butterfly as they float by that add so much more to an experience.

I look at these photos and I am transported back to this unique place.

Tumbetin Lodge was built in 1934 and is predominately constructed with silky oak it was originally a school room for the Roman Catholic Church. Now it is a delightful café, information centre and art gallery. It was our first stop for a reviving cuppa and delicious savoury muffin. What a great way to start our exploration of the gardens…

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8 thoughts on “A Tropical Experience

  1. morselsandscraps

    A great slideshow – the first on my new iPad. I’m a colour girl, I think. Why would you want to see these glories in b&w / monochrome, except in obedience to Jude!!!

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  3. Oh the fern fronds photo is beautiful! As is the water lily and the Avenue of Queen Palms. Where is this?

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  5. So many bats! Great lagoon, a great place for a bit of bird watching.

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    • I was told the bats have just recently moved in, they are a protected species. They have a really horrible smell and also they carry a deadly desease transmitted through their faeces that kills horses and can affect humans and kill them via the horse and there has been a number of deaths from this in the past few years. . We carefully rushed through their area…

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