Any port in a storm....

Trip Start Apr 27, 2010
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Trip End Jul 14, 2010


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Saturday, June 12, 2010

So we are traveling the last leg of the northward part of our journey, and we stop at a crocodile farm in innisfail on the way to port douglas. This was cool, we got to hold salt water croc's, snakes and hand feed kangaroo's - we also had a tour with one of the farm hands feeding some of the croc's and cassowary's (a big bird that has a bad temper -  there are less than 1000 of them left in the wild).

These croc's were bad asses. Between 4 and 5m in length and up to 500kg in weight they are really scary - we are very glad we didn't come across one while walking or swimming, which by the way is quite common, most rivers and beaches have warning signs saying croc's inhabit these waters.

We got to Port Douglas and spent the next day relaxing, we had done a lot of driving and Andrew was feeling pretty knackered. Its a nice tourist town, friendly people and quality campsites! The real fun and games came the day after when we traveled further north to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest. Hercules was up to the challenge. We saw a number of pretty scary (yet apparently harmless) spiders - Golden Orb's - we think. The undisputed highlight of the trip was seeing a cassowary in the wild - true it was wandering across a road and we saw it from the car but having seen how dangerous they can be we were very happy to not bump into it whilst out walking. Less than 1000 in the wild and we saw one! we were chuffed to say the least.

ok last night in Queensland is at a hostel in cairns - called 'serpent'. don't stay here, its pish. Unless you are 18 and want to waste your money on overpriced beer.

over and out (for now)


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Lauries MaNda on

Great trip but if only you could come home for a week and go back out we know the feeling , smashing pictures how humid was Cairns you just cant get dry.
Remember in Aus everybody needs good neighbours!

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