Trip Start Oct 15, 2009
101Trip End Dec 23, 2010
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like to check it out again and spend a bit more time there!
Before we even got to Cape Trib. we managed to see a Cassowary which are one of the rarest
birds in the world, and endangered species and believed by some people to be a myth they
are that rare!
Cape tribulation is in the heart of the rain forest and you couldn't be more in touch with
nature if you tried there's something pretty unique about this place, maybe it was that
I hadn't been anywhere similar before but there was something about being really isolated
that struck a cord
We headed out through the rain forest to our first stop n, the Daintree river to do our first
crocodile tour! we had the whole boat to ourselves and not only did we see a variety of crocs
including the largest at 6 metres long and 700kg but kingfishers, snakes, and other weird
Next stop was Mossman gorge where we planned on doin a walk through the rainforest and a swim, unfortunately the walks were closed for maintenance..typical! however we had immense fun floating down rapids in the gorge bashing ourselves against the rocks!
Games master (my new nickname to some) did his duty and managed to get every1 drunk that night and with an early start in the morning i knew the wake up call wouldn't go down well
with the kids
There i was crack of dawn though whilst every1 was still sleeping I went for
a morning stroll to the Cape! I was on the beach at 8am, sun was shining bright and I was
the only person there to soak it all up. I had to wade across a creek which came up to my waist
with camera, phone and ipod in hand! When i finally reached the Cape i had to clamber
over the rocks as the tide was too high to walk out, climbin up a steep rocky slope to reach
the very top! I felt very privileged to be there just a shame there was no1 to share it with!
After probably breaking every road safety rule possible we made a speedy return back to Cairns
just in time to return the car!