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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nimbin - Village of colour & messages

Joe & I took a day to drive to Nimbin. through gorgeous tree canopied roads, some more like narrow laneways than actual roads, lined with old farmhouses and farmland, growing tropical fruits, vegetables and grazing cows.
a tiny village set in the gorgeous hinterland of the far north coast. land of lushness. a village from the 1970's.. a time of peace and love.. a vision of harmony for all.. and of course the drug culture back in the '70's.. peace, free love and 'cool man'...

I love Nimbin!

Nimbin has kept it's quaintness to a degree, there is an underbelly element, drugs being sold on the street. youth dressed like they belong in the Bronx or on stage with some rap singer.
but that is not the norm..most people are old hippies, wanting the best for Mother Earth.. some are off the planet in some kind of euphoric drug haze, some offering cookies or a bag....
the shops are colourful, selling all types of fun stuff.. all harking back to the colourful '70's. food is mostly healthy.. and the signs, such fun to just wander reading positive, healing words..









10 comments:

  1. This place looks as if you just belong there...

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  2. GUESS i AM AN OLD HIPPIE AT HEART. i LOVE THOSE SIGNS!
    Glad you are enjoying!!!
    xx

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  3. ohhh fantastic :) it reminds me a little of Glastonbury. i have noticed there that there are a small minority that over the years have jumped on the 'bandwagon' and actually bring nothing to the town-no healing, crafting etc they just hang out drinking. i find it really sad that they gravitate there but give nothing back to the community

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  4. Looks like you're having fun, the months are flying and we can't get out of the rain! Hope it's all rained out for your arrival on these shores!

    Hugs Sue
    xxx

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  5. yes, live and love life!!!
    what a colourful town indeed. so lovely to have you here my dear friend.

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  6. I bet you are enjoying Nimbin, having fun!! I came so close to being there many years ago on a back-packing adventure with my daughter. The novelty for her was starting to wear off around the Nimbin area. We fought about my desire to go there - she just wanted to keep going up to Brisbane - and I gave in damn it - just not worth the complaints! Thanks finally for the opportunity (yay!) through you and your pics Robyn. xxxx

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  7. Hi Robyn,

    I just discovered this blog. Glad I did. Nimbin is a very cool and laid back place. Reminds me of Santa Cruz but not nearly so commercial. Love all the old signs and hearts and evidence of a more "innocent" time. Peace, love, and rock & roll, sister.

    Love
    Annie

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  8. I loved Nimbin, too! We visited there many times when we did a house-sit nearby. Every weekend we did the markets, selling Flower Essences and I read tarot cards. What fond memories of that beautiful, easy, laid-back place! Thanks for that!

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  9. Looks like your kind of place Rob...xox

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