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... thousand time better than what we had seen today. We have that trip in a few days time so we feel better knowing that we will get to see some amazing coral and fish. A short journey back to the mainland and it starts pouring with rain as we get to the shore but we don't mind as we've had sun all day. It was a good day out but we both agree that we did not see the best of the Whitsundays and a more expensive trip would have been worth ...
... has a cost. There are high levels of lead in the dust so everyone is advised to wash their hands frequently, prevent dust accumulating in homes and schools and make sure that younger children in particular are well and regularly fed as if they are not well nourished they are more vulnerable to lead poisoning. Anyone can request a blood test at any time to check their levels if they are concerned. We were not allowed to fill our water tank in The Isa, as because there is a ...
... Sandpaper tree, which had leafs like sandpaper, these were used by Aboriginals to sand down spear ends. Another tree was an Australian Fig, which I eat the fig from - it was tasty. I also tried a Green Tree Ant, which has folic acid on its rear, so I lick ed the rear and it tastes like sherbet. The Aboriginals used to do the same thing too, for medicinal purposes I believe.
So we learned a lot from the day, saw a lot and had a really good day out.
Yesterday we went to paradise....natural, unspoilt with a wow factor up there with my previous number 1 wow moment (lake Peyto). Mum says it's the most beautiful place she has ever been, so it's wonderful that she went there on her Birthday. We took an excursion with 3 great Aussie guys that really knew there stuff and cared about there environment, we circumnavigated the islands by boat and ...
... and was called "Spank Me". We had visions of it being an all-night party boat full of 18 year-old backpackers and we were not too keen on that. Anyway, we didn’t have much choice and so arrived at the office for check-in, and then went off shopping to stock up on some snacks.
We boarded the boat at around 1pm, and one of the first things the skipper said was that the boat was definitely not a party boat despite the name, and there would be ...