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Swan Lake Begins End for Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. After the classic comedy Mollymook episodes the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps epic travel quest sails up the east coast to its denouement; the end is now within sight, only about thirty episodes north as Molly Mook flies.

Swan Lake, East Australia 

After the last two stories were name-sound inspired, a new story starts in this episode inspired by name-history. As the Werewolf of Ozzers reach a real Swan Lake in East Australia it sets off a Swan Lake story that can only end in tragedy… for that is the essence of Swan Lake.

swan lake

This episode can perhaps be called the beginning of the end, as Grey starts to notice things in the Tasman Sea, and wonders what they might be; they are relevant to the conclusion.

Grey is also in a reflective mood, after seeing the green light of the sun makes him want some human fun.

Chapter 111.  Sky Show Leads to Swan Lake Story

As we prepared to set off
I thought I heard a commotion
out in the Tasman Sea,
and wondered what it might be.

Endeavour Over Tasman Sea, Australia (NASA, In...
Endeavour Over Tasman Sea, Australia (NASA, International Space Station Science, 02/19/10) (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

However, when I looked around, the ocean was calm. None of the others seemed to have noticed anything, so I kept it to myself.

Green Ray and Epic Ballet

The moon had risen by the time we reached the Bendalong peninsula, and its light was invaluable as we bent our route around Bendalong for a long time.

It was dawn by the time we reached Swan Lake via Cudmirrah. The sunrise’s crepuscular rays streaked up into the bluing sky.

Cover of "Swan Lake (Paperstar)"
Cover of Swan Lake (Paperstar)

The lake’s name reminded me of the ballet; from what I remembered, it was a tale every bit as epic as this one.

I thought I saw a green ray above the sun as it rose; I wondered if it was a sign from Green, or the rare optical phenomenon I’d read about.

Those last two thoughts seemed to trigger my next one: that it would be more like Green to compare its journey to something so grandeur as Swan Lake.

After so much thinking early in the morning I half wished I was back in human form instead of being a brainwaving bottlenose; so I could neck a few Swan beers!

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Notes

The Swan brewery is in Perth.

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Literary Nonsense Poems Inspired by Aussie Places

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that end of the week time of the week, so I think it’s about time for the second episode of your fave werewolf travel quests Australia to a comedy Wizard of Oz parody theme, Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Mollymook Ulladaulla Literary Nonsense Inspiration

You might be thinking that I missed the ‘classic’ ‘epic’ out of the book description, but I have in fact saved it for this episode, because it is a literary nonsense poetry treat that those two words say they are delighted to describe.

Anyway, on with the story… There’s a place in Ulladulla called Mollymook…

mollymook

Chapter 109.  Molly Mook’s Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla

We made good progress through the clear morning, and it didn’t seem long before Ulladulla came into view.

Barry beaked my attention
toward an approaching bird,
we slowed down as it neared.
When the bird arrived overhead,
it stretched out its wings and said:

‘Ahoy, sailors and swimmers,
you look in need of dinners.
I am Molly Mook,
landlady of the Rowdy Rook,
and I invite you to our snug nook.’

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.

Live (The Black Crowes album)
Live (The Black Crowes album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 the crow flies.’

It didn’t sound a vast detour, and Molly seemed a chirpy character, so with the consent of the others I agreed:

‘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 

English: Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla, ...
English: Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia. View from clifftop walking track. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Molly said the harbour would be busy, so she led us to the beach above. From there, we walked down Ocean Street to the Rowdy Rook; I’d shapeshifted out of dolphin by then of course!

The Rowdy Rook was as welcoming as Molly had suggested. It was full of corvids of all types, and played some vids that made you think cor! The Black Crowes, Byrds and Them Crooked Vultures were particularly amazing.

We were ravenous by the time our mag pies arrived, and they fitted the bill; stylishly served in plates shaped like a spoonbill bill. That was some cook at the Rook.

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Notes

Ocean Street and Mollymook are in Ulladulla.
Corvids are groups of birds of the corvidae biological family; such as crows, ravens, jays and magpies.
Black Crowes, Byrds and Them Crooked Vultures are all real bands.

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Small Bird Poem Provided by the Werewolf of Oz

English: Edward Lear, illustration for "T...
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Thanks for all your visits this week. Our sister blog, the Werewolf of Oz, is nearing its conclusion now, after two years of virtual travelling across Australia by google maps to the Wizard of Oz theme, so that has been taking precedence lately.
There’ll be another Folding Mirror especially written for this blog on Monday, but in the meantime, I just noticed that a poem on the WoO blog mirrors, so I thought I’d include it below.
The 70 poems in the WoO story are written in the literary nonsense style pioneered by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, looking at things from the opposite or upside down view, so fit in with the reverse mirror theme of the Folding Mirror form, although most don’t mirror structurally.
The following little poem was inspired by a place called Mollymook in Australia, with Molly Mook becoming the crow landlady of the Rowdy Rook. Here it is:
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.
http://australiatraveller.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/molly-mooks-rowdy-rook-in-ulladulla/

Latest Werewolf of Oz has a Bird-Brained Theme

Milton-Ulladulla Bulldogs
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Hi, it’s Green.  Greyt news from Oz, as Grey seems to have had a greyt time with Molly Mook of the Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla. You know, on the Australian map there is a real place called Mollymook in Ulladulla, and then Grey went and met a crow going by that name in the Oz literary nonsense parallel universe. You know what, I think the Werewolf of Oz is turning into a no nonsense literary nonsense classic.  What do you think? Here’s the latest blog, brought into the Greenygrey world for your convenience:

Molly Mook’s Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla

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.

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