Cow Bay Homestay
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... No lasting damage, but some discomfort for a while.
I have decided that Australians use some words simply because they are fun to say. Example: wonkyhole. It’s a place in the reef where fresh water comes in from underground. And a nudibranch is a sea slug.
After todays scuba we drove into Cairns for a show at the Tjapukai Cultural Center. This was an aboriginal dance show with dinner. Greg ...
A six thirty start and we set off for the Silversonic, our boat which would take us out 20 miles to the Agincourt Reef. It was a comfortable ride as the sun gained in intensity and the morning temperature rose to 30 degrees. Lots of safety instruction as we were informed the water temperature was at 26 degrees. Even Judy was looking forward to it. Our first dive spot was on the reef ribbon, just on the edge of the continental shelf. We saw lots of colourful fish an ...
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Masons Cafe offer Buffalo, Crocodile and Kangaroo burgers and a water hole for swimming. The saltwater crocs don't mind fresh water either and the general rule is, if you can see the bottom, it's safe, but they can relocate when the water rises. We tried one of each burger between us all and headed for a swim. Julia sacrificially jumped in the black water while I went halfway and Emma didn't go at all. I think it was safe, but who knows. Daintree ice cream ...
... we headed off back to port Douglas, We felt there was more to see on the Daintree so we headed back the next day, something quite magical about the rainforest. Mosmon gorge was next and it was great to see a venture run, owned and governed by the local indigenous people. We spent a few lazy days in port Douglas before heading back to cairns, to take a plane to the Gold Coast to take a holiday from our ...
... with fluorescent blue tips. Sometimes I was swimming over so much coral, it was only a metre below me and everywhere around me. I saw black and white striped fish like zebras. There were parrot fish with rainbow colours. I saw a large Groper. I saw anemone fish, like Nemo. The Anemone fish protects itself by living close to its own anemone. The anemone is a soft coral with stinging tentacles. Any predators that try to eat the anemone fish will ...