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... up to the sound of rain on the van roof (third time in 12 months.) We got soaked to the skin but it was beautiful out in the rainforest (shorts and singlet weather), we then went out to Newell Beach, where the Mossman River meets the Coral Sea. Stretch put his rod in, so we went down on the lawn by the wharf and he tried for a barra (once again), after a couple of hours he finally struck gold!! He managed to keep this one ...
Quicksilver Tours have it sorted - travel to a pontoon moored on the outer reef with all equipment provided for snorkelling. Mick eventually found flippers he could get his feet into, shuffled down the steps and launched himself off and floundered for a while until he sorted his technique and, without any tuition, ...
Back down the meandering hillside rainforest roads this time taking in even more views along the way incuding- Thornton beach, Noah bay, which is the oldest part of the rainforest. Feeling the heat of the 30 something degree sun it was time to turn off the main road and follow a little dirt track into the jungle to find a secret fresh water lagoon called the blue hole, where ...
... spectacular. we were up so high it was like looking down from a plane.
There are quite a few peacocks who live at the caravan park and the largest male chose to give us a dance and display his beautiful tail on our first night. The next night a small tree snake came to have look. The pea hens were very interested, but didn't try to touch it. Eventually it crawled into the gardens. I didn't know that peacocks roosted in trees at night. I suppose it makes sense ...
... on a beautiful tranquil beach near a crystal clear pond of running water watching the Jungle Perch catch insects as we eat. Unfortunately we only had access to half the rain forest walk due to a damaged bridge but it was well worth it. The walk meanders along the Mossman River and Gorge continues round on an elevated walk way that gives you a mid level perspective of the rain forest canopy. The walk is quite short compared to the other gorges we have explored.
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