Cape Tribulation

Trip Start Mar 27, 2009
Trip End Apr 11, 2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

I am headed up to Cape Tribulation tomorrow.  I'll be gone for a few days.  I'm headed to the rainforest, should be interesting.  I've met a friend to go on the trip with, she and I are sharing a room at the hostel in Cairns.  This is our home base but we're taking a tour tomorrow for a few days.  Then I'm headed white water rafting on the Tulley River.  So don't worry...I just saw a boat that said...Gotcha Covered on the side.  I felt like God was just reminding me, maybe reminding you worry worts too...He's got me covered.  Love to you all.

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The journey up to Cape Tribulation was an interesting one. Rachel and I knew we were headed to a mysterious land, but we didn't know how weird it would be. We took a strange bus ride up the beautiful coast, stopping along the way at amazing lookout points and the lush rainforest. Eventually we found our way to PK's Jungle Resort, it was really just a mega hostel and campground. The shared dorm was a bit odd, but we made friends with our bunkmates.
Rachel and I wandered out to the beautiful beach, in search of the big Cape Trib attraction. We never did find it, instead we were just met with beach, lush rainforest, and a feeling that some random creature was out to get us. We had the blue ocean water on one side, containing a warning about some stingers that we should avoid. On the other side was the rainforest which we had been told contained huge attacking lizards, a plant that attacks your nervous system, and water in these parts always holds the threat of crocodiles. We felt surrounded and decided we would take the stingers if we had to choose. Thankfully the water never got us boxed in and we enjoyed the afternoon sitting on the beach.
Cape Trib didn't have much to offer beside the rainforest and beach. We just enjoyed what we could of each and took a hike up to the lookout point the next day. We met Kate & Nessa, other English friends that were sharing a dorm with us. It was a hot day that eventually led us to the pool. We hung out while a spider hung watching over us.
That afternoon we found our way to boat ride up the Daintree River with crocodiles floating nearby. It was a nice peaceful journey, and the crocs didn't seem to mind us staring at them. We were just glad we were not in the water joining them.
We headed back to our hostel and found our way out with Kate and Nessa. Although we were exhausted it was a good night out. I slept well in preparation for my White Water Rafting Adventure the next day. The fun continues.
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