Daintree Valley Haven
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... rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world. It is the only private enterprise that was included in the world heritage.
We separated into two groups, each with a guide. The moment our group started out, we saw a dragon (see photos). This seems to be the way this whole trip has happened. The moment we get somewhere, we see or experience something unbelievable.
As we walked through the forest, ...
... wonder if that's a trend. The food was pretty good.
Another interesting side note, while the barbecue grill was heating up we had an opportunity to play with and feed some kangaroos and wallabies kept in the yard. I was scratching the small male under the chin and he stood up and wrapped his front paws around me. I was hugged by a kangaroo! Not an honored I ever thought to attain.
The next stop was an hour trip by boat, the Daintree ...
... for a recce. On the way we stopped for some nice sushi and it started raining. For some stupid reason Karrimor only do hi-vis rain jackets without hoods which are a bit useless. Then we were on the hunt for Lucy's swimming outfit and spent a large portion of the afternoon discussing her height and the size of her waist compared to that of an 8 year old (she is 5). Alex was hot in Cairns so we spent most of the afternoon waiting for birds to stop chatting him up. There ...
... parks and got David really interested!
Port Douglas is beautiful so many lovely shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It's quite an exclusive area. David and I arrived just in time to catch the impressive Sunday markets and we had a wander around the stalls. That night we had a lovely BBQ with Tom and Cheryl. We all decided we would rise early and go on a self drive to Daintree!
We drove to the Daintree River and paid ...
... and kiwi smoothie and watching some rugby highlights.
I feel nothing but exhausted, maybe the heat and early mornings, or knowing that the next couple of days it'll be all eyes on me. Will Gil let off for a day or two? I doubt it.
Within the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of change. With Nathan and Rachel gone the atmosphere has dramatically improved, more relaxed and more enjoyable. Conversations and laughter. Due to similar personalities ...