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... to Kuranda village, then scenic railway back through rain forest. Stunning. Feel we've been transported to another world. Wednesday October 15th. Another lazy day in paradise. Swimming, eating, sleeping, shopping. Thursday October 16th Trip out to Great Barrier Reef. Oh my life, there is nothing I could write or any photos I could share that would do this justice. Amazing. Snorkelled, did Ocean walk, lazed, just fantastic. Back to pack for next stage. Goodbye Queensland, we've loved ...
... street didgeridoo players ( one was really good and, surrounded by children, whenever one dropped a coin into his box he incorporated a "thank you" into his sound) we followed the almost empty forest walk paths for 2 or 3 miles on a round trip to the sky rail cableway station. The cableway takes you over the forest canopy with the jungle growing up around the supports. Looking down it looks and feels remote and I can believe there are still the odd Cassowary lurking in ...
... sand are excess sand that they roll up and distribute up to a metre from their hole.
We then called into the insect museum which was interesting, Noah loved seeing all the insects he has been reading about at school. It was then a visit to the Daintree Icecream Company where we tasted some fantastic Ice-cream made out of mango, coconut, black sapote and macadamia nut, yummy yummy!!
Our final stop was ...
... reasons. It is all quite safe, well probably not eating it, but it is how it is on a tropical island.
Many of those on board took the opportunity to snorkel in the clear waters. We had our togs but as the tide was low it would have been hard to avoid touching the coral and not being able to stand at all just may have been a bit hard for me energy wise. All those who snorkelled were issued with Lycra body suits as although this ...
... big working Dairy Farm. We all had lunch there together and then looked at the cattle, (once a farmer, always a farmer!!!)
From there we drove to see the majestic Curtain Figtree, as well as the lovely Malanda Falls, where a Bush turkey was parading, as a bonus!!
Friday Bruce and I visited the Historic Village at Herberton which turned out to be the most extensive Collection of just about anything that we have ever seen. It was not only very large but ...