Cow Bay Hotel
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... look after it and always be CASS-O-WARY!
The next day we went to the Jungle Bugs and Butterflies Museum there was a huge range of butterflies and other flying insects. The Christmas beetles that I found had amazing iridescent colours that shone when the light touched them. I found my favourite butterfly the Ulysses Butterfly it was so blue! I saw yellow butterflies. It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
... Douglas, we simply needed to travel to the outer reef. Initially, we thought that we should go with a big operator, like Quicksilver, to a platform out on Agincourt Reef. However, the more we researched, it seemed better to go out on a smaller boat dedicated to snorkellers. So we went to Opal and Tongue Reefs with Wavelength.
There were ...
... there are Cassowarys - an endangered bird rather large with a skull like head and very colorful. There are speed bumps where they usually cross to slow people down and prevent them from being hit as this has been a problem and cause the numbers to dwindle. We drove to a lookout and then to the Discovery Centre that had an aerial walkway and tower over the rainforest. They provided audio so you could listen and walk. Apparently ...
... quarter sandwiches without crusts; scones with cream and jams, as well as mini-desserts. And then there's your pot of tea with leaves and a strainer rather than tea bags. Quite decadent; too sugary; but just enough to bridge us from a full breakfast to a late dinner.
Last night was Harrison's again and we had a splendid Angus tenderloin roast for the two of us matched with an excellent bottle of Bishop ...
... and around different parts of the rainforest. We prepared with lots of bug spray, but it was not helping at all. The mosquitoes feasted on us throughout the day this day, but the incredible walks and views made up for it.
The next walk we took was Jason's favourite. It was a little longer and really gave us a great feel for the ancient Daintree Rainforest. All around us were tropical trees, some wetlands areas, birds, geckos, and ...