Trip Start Jul 14, 2002
Trip End Dec 17, 2007

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

From Mission Beach I travelled to Carins. Along the way we stopped at a crocodile farm where I held a snake (water python) and a baby crocodile. Some of the crocs were 5m long! They were huge and this guy was feeding them chickens Steve Irwin style, right in the cage. The crocs leapt out of the water, nearly missing his hand and swallowed the chickens whole. There was also a blue tongued lizard. One of the boys there actually volunteered to be bitten by a snake (non poisonous) and then had bleeding fang marks on his hand. Crazy! Next we headed to the Atherton Tablelands, a set of hills just outside Carins. There are many lakes and waterfalls there. We stopped off at Millaa Millaa waterfall (very pretty) and Lake Eacham, where I went for a swim because it was so humid. It was lovely in the cool water surrounded by rainforest and the sun reflecting on the water. We had a bbq by the lake and I saw some little brown turtles in the water, and some fish. As we left the tableland we caught a glimpse of Cairns below, and the beaches along the coast. The next stop was the AJ Hackett Bungy site, where I crazily agreed to do the jump. I was absolutely petrified, and shaking like a leaf as they tied up my feet. I had to walk to the edge and put my toes over it. I could see the people below and the sea and Cairns in the distance. I just kept repeating "Oh my god oh my god" and then they counted down 5-4-3-2-1 and I jumped. My stomach did flips and a screamed the whole way down. Then I bounced. The worst bit was at the top of a bounce when I knew I was about to start falling again and my stomach did more flips. But it was fun, and yes I would do it again, but not any time soon! Afterwards we headed into Cairns and had dinner in the famous Woolshed.
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