Casso...wary?

Trip Start Oct 15, 2009
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Trip End Dec 23, 2010


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It was a great trip stopping off at several lookout and beaches on the way up as well as checking out Port Douglas. A pretty cool little town which has a good vibe about it, I would definitely
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! Walkin around the hostel with frogs jumping around, snakes slithering through the grass, gigantic spiders, crocodiles not that far away and some dude with a shark he had caught! The hostel was real basic with hardly anything to cook with and with every1 being on a tight budget we couldn't afford to eat out. Cooking for 8 ppl was tough but chef come through with another awesome concotion!

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
things.

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!

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