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Molly Mook’s Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla

Corvus corone in flight

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We’d been in the ocean for a few hours when we spotted a bird flying towards us.  We slowed down as it reached us.

Mollymook in Ulladulla

As the bird arrived overhead it said,  ‘Ahoy, sailors and swimmers, you look like you are in need of rest and refreshments.  I am Molly Mook, landlady of the Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla, and I invite you to join us for lunch.’

I said we were doing well,
but the offer sounded as swell
as the wave just approaching,
so how faraway is the Rook
as the crow flies, Molly Mook.

Molly laughed, before saying, ‘It is nine nautical miles as the crow flies, and I should know, for I am one; not a rook, I am a crow, and I fly as a crow flies.’

It didn’t sound too much of a detour, and Molly seemed like a very chirpy character, so with the agreement of the others I said,

‘We’d like to visit the Rowdy Rook,
so without a second look,
please lead us there chuck.’

The Rowdy Rook has a Familiar Look

Molly said the harbour would be quite busy, so she took us up to the beach above, and we walked down Ocean Street to the Rowdy Rook; I’d shape-shifted out of dolphin by then of course!

The Rowdy Rook was as welcoming as Molly had promised, and had a warm and friendly familiar look.

It was full of corvids of all types, and played some vids that made you think cor! The Black Crowes, Byrds and Eagles were particularly good.

We were ravenous by the time our mag pies arrived, and they fitted the bill, so we made sure to send our appreciation to the Rowdy Rook cook.


Indigo Birds are Intuitive

An Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea, on a plant.

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We left the land of Blue
without much further ado
I would like to tell you more
but fear it would be a bore.

Indigo Birds on Indigo Mushrooms

We entered the land of Indigo, in one go.

As we walked through a lea meadow filled with indigo plants, two birds flew over our heads and landed on a couple of lactarius indigo mushrooms.  I noticed that both had indigo plumage and three eyes.

One of the birds flung out its wings and chirped: ‘I am an indigo bunting called Ajna, and this is my friend, an indigobird called Chakra VI.  We would like to welcome you to the land of Indigo.  Our friends, we have been watching you pass through, and we hope you have been enjoying the journey.  We believe you are looking for Black Footed Rock Wally B.’

‘Yes, that’s right,’ Elle replied, we were advised of that by Heath Goanna.

Indigo Birds are Intuitive

Chakra VI smiled, before singing to us:  ‘Yes, my friends, we think you are nearing the meeting now.  You will pass through the land of Indigo in peace, but this is not the setting to encounter Wally B.  That is as far as we can see, and please enjoy the rest of your indigo journey.’

With that, both indigo birds flew off into the brilliant sky, as we thanked them, bade them farewell and fantastic flight. 

We continued through Indigo in peace, until we could see violet flowers spreading across the horizon. 

We looked forward to reaching the end of the Rainbow Valley, and our meeting with Wally B.