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Today, for once, I was actually excited to wake up so early. Because today was skydive day. We got picked up from our hostel and were taken to the headquarters of skydive mission beach. I genuinely couldn't have been more excited to do this and didn't have a single ounce of nerves. Vic on the other hand was absolutely bricking herself. Which was strangely satisfying as I've never seen this side to her before. After watching several videos we were strapped up and taken up to ...
... crocodiles, an endangered Cassowary, my biggest spider yet, green ants and a picture of the snake from the gorge (if you can count that). After my busy day licking ants I head to the night market for a wonder round and treat myself to a $15 40 min Full body massage by one of the many Chinese people there. Well I've had some interesting massages in my time but never have I ended up with more clothes on than I started with and had a little Chinese woman squat over me ...
... for them to be replaced.
- All food was cooked on an open fire, usually using camp ovens. It was excellent, and amazing what was produced. Lunches were meat and salad, but I usually made a sandwich with mine.
Road conditions : -
- Roads were a mix of extremely corrugated through to good well graded dirt and sealed sections.
- Most of the roads used are apparently graded about twice a year and they are good ...
Great day today, up early and down to the mariner by 8:00am to catch a ferry over to Green island, arrived at the island just after 10:00 and grabbed some snorkelling gear off the boat, went for a short walk to look about and then to a beach for a snorkel, wasn't the best underwater scenery and barely a fish in sight so we swam back to shore to find a better spot, just back on the beach and spotted a turtle in close to shore, grabbed the ...
... yet more sugar cane fields. Never, ever will we run out of sugar in this country!
For the next two nights our home will be the Crystal Cascades Tourist Park in the Cairns suburb of Redlynch. Really is a beautiful spot only 15 or so minutes from the city. Surrounded by a world heritage mountain range, I would stay here again. So pretty with a pool but also a fresh water swimming hole just a short walk away, plus the ...