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#44802 - 08/23/15 06:35 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Beautiful scenery isn't it.

A couple of falls in the Watagans.

Teen falls


This is Gap Falls.


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#44803 - 08/23/15 06:57 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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That is the type of country that is one-way. Going in is no issue but you'd play hell trying to get me out. smile

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#44806 - 08/23/15 08:48 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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I wish it was the turn of the last century when no people were about. The bush rangers camped out in that country, admittedly living rough on Wallabies and tea, but the serenity would have been worth it all.
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#44807 - 08/23/15 10:59 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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That's some beautiful country Ian. I wouldn't mind getting lost there for a bit.


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#44812 - 08/24/15 10:48 AM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Ian- a question:

I have several journals of edible plants of the world, but found none in the Watagans. Still, I am fairly certain that some might exist and have been overlooked ...or just not listed for that area. What might you find there to add to the wallaby and tea?

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#44817 - 08/24/15 02:18 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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I have spent a good amount of time in the Linville Falls area as well. I have family about 2 hrs. east of there.

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#44819 - 08/24/15 04:02 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
Ian- a question:

I have several journals of edible plants of the world, but found none in the Watagans. Still, I am fairly certain that some might exist and have been overlooked ...or just not listed for that area. What might you find there to add to the wallaby and tea?

-carl


Aussies call it bush tucker here, the blackfella saying for it. We are lucky as they had forty thousand years to check it all out before us whitefellas turned up. grin

There are many edible plants and fruits in the area here, also some that will poison you, the same as where you are. I was always taught as a kid that if it smelled of almonds or peaches, don't eat it.
My favorite bush fruit is the lilly pilly, has a tart taste but enjoyable, I often pick a handful here as my wife propagates different species of them.

But the best bush tucker in the Watagans is the yabbies, they abound in the streams and creeks, just a bit of meat in an old sock on a piece of fishing line and a scoop to get in behind them when you have them at the edge. Yum. grin

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#44820 - 08/24/15 04:54 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Yabby is that the same as a crawdad?

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#44821 - 08/24/15 05:05 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: MonkeyBomb]
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Originally Posted By: MonkeyBomb
Yabby is that the same as a crawdad?


Yes, I think so? Our yabbies can get up to 8 inches in length, but caught at all different sizes.
I like them in a sandwich with vinegar and salt.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yabby
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#44822 - 08/24/15 05:29 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Freshwater Lobster! Yum!

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