Cape Tribulation Day 91 and 92

Trip Start May 20, 2009
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Trip End Dec 22, 2009


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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 91

God these early starts are starting to kill me!!! Nadia and me got picked up from Bohemia hostel to head off to Cape Tribulation. Our guide Deborah was very informative, explaining about Cape Trib and as the bus passed through the sugar cane fielnds explained to us about its industry and harvest. The whole bus trip she provided us with lots of information and a great insight into the significance of Cape Tribulation. Our first stop of the day was at the Daintree River, where we were hoping to encounter salt water crocodiles in the water. I was quite apprehensive as the driver said that because we were in the middle of a torrential downpore they would be hard to spot. Luckily however the weather began to clear up and we spotted the evil-eyed, deadly and fascinating 'scarface' crocodile, called so because of all the fighting he does. We also saw two more crocodiles on the trip and a kingfisher. The scenary around the Daintree river and the cape is really beautiful; lush green rainforest, it is some of the most exotic and natural i have seen here in Australia. Ut really feels like you are in the heart of the jungle, surrounded by wild, untouched beauty. After some driving we did a walk across a boardwalk through mangroves and the rainforest, it was brilliant, all the different tyes of plants, with our guide explaining abou the different types of plants and we also saw a really cool tree that was hollow inside. Once we arrived where I was staying I met Mike and Natalie (from my greyhound bus from Hervey Bay), we went for a walk along the beach and did a couple of walks and grabbed some lunch in the evening. This place was pretty quiet so I chilled out in my room chatting to my roomates.

Day 92

Today was spent doing the walk to Cape Tribulation lookout point with Nadia, which provided some nice views. I dossed around, killing time until the bus arrived to pick us up. On the way back we made several stop, including the impressive mossman gorge, unfortunately the suspension bridge was closed, so we couldn't walk across the gorge, however the river with its massive rocks running through it reminded me of NZ and the taranaki falls. In the evening I met up with a few girls I emt in the hostel, Hayley, Kirsten and Mariam (Italy). The evening was good fun, we played the 'game of life' and some card games.
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