This is a close-up of a ratan plant. This is what ratan furniture is made out of. The sharp thorns on it make it very nasty to touch. I was shown some ratan plants which made a rain sound when you shook it. The rain sound were ants inside of the hollow stalk.
What the hell have I’ve been up to the last week you might be asking? There has been steady stream of photos but nothing in the form of text, or details of my adventures. I got back from Margaret River and spent the last several days working on editing some of the video I took. [...]