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Trip Start Jan 07, 2013
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Fortunately, this was the sort of tour that allowed for relaxation, with some mellow strolling through a rainforest, along a beach, and in the wooded Mossman gorge area
Another component of the tour was a river cruise, which was described as a chance to see crocs, various snakes, and various birds. I was particularly excited about seeing rainforest snakes, but the clear emphasis was on the crocs, and we didn’t see any snakes after all. Unlike our earlier cruise, the crocs we saw here were mostly up on land, which was an interesting change because it allowed us to appreciate their full size but which lacked the intensity that made our previous crocodile encounter so amazing.
Ellen: One of our guides on yesterday’s Great Barrier Reef Tour grew up in the area we visited today. We asked him what life was like in the Daintree Rain Forest and he recalled how frightening it was when he’d be on the path to the school bus and would encounter a cassowary
Evan: Today we went on a Cape Tribulation tour. It was fun because our guide was very “cheeky”. We started with a crocodile cruise. We saw several crocs, but they didn't jump up like our previous tour. We also went on some hikes. One of the most exciting things that happened was when two cassowaries crossed the road. The cassowary is the world’s most dangerous bird, and looks kind of like a dinosaur. It is the only bird that can literally unzip a human. We ate lunch at a beach, then drove to an amazing ice cream place with ice cream made from fresh fruit. We drove to a lookout and watched while we ate. Then we went to a final area with walks, a building with aboriginal art, and a swimming area. I wasn't in the mood to swim, but our guide did. We drove for a long time. The bus dropped us back at our hotel, where we ate leftovers and takeout Indian food, and went to bed.