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Mareeba - August 25th - September 5th, 2002

Most of these photos are from our 1st few weeks in Australia. We worked on a Mango and Coffee Plantation for ~ 9 days with many international backpackers, were fed like kings, and only worked ~ 5 hours a day for the great food and free lodging.
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Our fabulous WWOOF hosts - Luby & Tucker
Our fabulous WWOOF hosts - Luby & Tucker
Not so shabby WWOOF accomodations
Not so shabby WWOOF accomodations
...complete with porch for lounging
...complete with porch for lounging
..and dogs that followed us around
..and dogs that followed us around
Really, we did get to drive the tractor!
Really, we did get to drive the tractor!
Evidence of a few hours worth of work all over Dave's chest
Evidence of a few hours worth of work all over Dave's chest
Hydraulic tools are cool...
Hydraulic tools are cool...
Beat after 5 hours picking weeds
Beat after 5 hours picking weeds
Jo the Pommy (British) clearing  pruned mango tree debris
"Jo the Pommy" (British) clearing pruned mango tree debris
JENGA!!!  More of a challenge with several adult beverages and a tippy table!
JENGA!!! More of a challenge with several adult beverages and a tippy table!
Hanging with the crew post dinner
Hanging with the crew post dinner
Jo & Toby (Pommies x 2) in the orchard - feel the love
Jo & Toby (Pommies x 2) in the orchard - feel the love
Geraldine the Mick clears every last branch
"Geraldine the Mick" clears every last branch
Dave with a job (it's been almost a year!)
Dave with a job (it's been almost a year!)
I love working
I love working
Hi, I'm farm girl
Hi, I'm farm girl
Last load for the day
Last load for the day
Time for a beer
Time for a beer
There is a Cane Toad dying in this photo courtesy of Mark the Mick
There is a Cane Toad dying in this photo courtesy of "Mark the Mick"
The slain toads (p.s.  they are poisonous to animals, esp. farm dogs)
The slain toads (p.s. they are poisonous to animals, esp. farm dogs)
This 17 wk old PUPPY is as strong as a horse!!
This 17 wk old PUPPY is as strong as a horse!!
Tea Break with the dogs
Tea Break with the dogs
Addicted to Entertainment mags and VB Beer after work (with Geraldine & Jo)
Addicted to Entertainment mags and VB Beer after work (with Geraldine & Jo)
Would you believe these babies are over 100lbs?
Would you believe these babies are over 100lbs?
More Jenga! with Jo, Mark, and Geraldine
More Jenga! with Jo, Mark, and Geraldine
Post-work relaxation
Post-work relaxation
Jorg (Yurick) relaxes while reading the only German book he could scrounge at a hostel--Romance..
Jorg (Yurick) relaxes while reading the only German book he could scrounge at a hostel--Romance..
More relaxation....a hammock is definitely on the shopping list
More relaxation....a hammock is definitely on the shopping list
The Germans--Ollie & Jorg
The Germans--Ollie & Jorg
VB is good!!
"VB is good!!"
Jorg recruits Ollie to be his lovely assistant (translator) for the magic show
Jorg recruits Ollie to be his lovely assistant (translator) for the magic show
Noa & Asaff enjoy the show
Noa & Asaff enjoy the show
Tucker overwhelmed by Amazing Jorg the Magician
Tucker overwhelmed by Amazing Jorg the Magician
Hocus Pocus, 3 black cats!!
Hocus Pocus, 3 black cats!!
The final act...pulling a rabbit out of a hat (or beer carton).
The final act...pulling a rabbit out of a hat (or beer carton).
The rabbit
The rabbit
I can't believe I got such a big laugh for this one!!
"I can't believe I got such a big laugh for this one!!"
Luby & Ollie help use a can opener to help Jorg with a trick
Luby & Ollie help use a can opener to help Jorg with a trick
Petzl's were invented by some very smart folks...it's such a pain to get up to turn the light off!!
Petzl's were invented by some very smart folks...it's such a pain to get up to turn the light off!!