Where the rainforest meets the sea

Trip Start Nov 06, 2007
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Trip End Jun 26, 2008


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

We passed 9,000kms as we ventured north of Cairns to the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest.  It looked much like any other to our untrained eyes though (and despite an audio guide at a Discovery Centre) but we did see some lovely blue butterflies and had a great swim in a river whilst messing around on some submerged rocks.


We also went to Cape Tribulation "where the rainforest meets the sea".  The beach was pretty much deserted and quite nice but the water was something special.  You get used to warm seas round here but we've never known such warm water.  It must have been low 30s (high 80s in old money), it really was luke warm like the dregs of a nice cup of tea.  Unfortunately though you can't swim in tropical waters at this time of year without a rather fetching stinger suit* or some nets (although some people did) due to the box jellies and other nasties, so we only dipped our toes and read a bit.



*see the new photo from our Whitsunday sailing!
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aclark2334
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ahoy withersses
hi both - just catching up on your jolly/surfing blog. has alex boy turned into robinson crusoe? hope you're both well, we've just spent our holiday money on a fridge with a door in the door so it might have to be a rainy weekend in the IOW for us this year! keep on surfing - love, alex and katie

anslwithers
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Re: ahoy withersses
or even jolly surfing blog! alex has indeed gone a bit native. and that was after he had his hair cut!

fridge with a door in the door? sounds like easy beer access. good work.

anyway bye for now, see you in a few months
a&s

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