Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Daintree

Yesterday we went to the Daintree Rainforest. It's the oldest rainforest in the world.We took a shuttle to the edge of the forest and then set off to explore the huge tropical wonder. As we entered the densely packed trees, the air immediately cooled down and the light was dimmed. Supposedly, the rainforest is home to a number of cassowaries, a huge emu-like bird with a curved horn on the top of their head. They're apparently quite aggressive, even attacking the unwary tourist. Sadly, we didn't see any. We had considered bringing the cat as bait for the cassowary, but decided, seeing as we're quite fond of him, to keep him for the crocodiles instead. We went on a steep hike up a mountain and once we were sufficiently warm, plunged into a freezing mountain river. Said river, was cold, had a swift current and lots of smooth boulders plunked into the middle of the river. Still, it was the perfect way to bring your body temperature down after a lovely hike. The river was called the Mossman River and was part of the part of the Daintree Rainforest in Cairns. ( And you can't pronounce it 'Care-ins', it must be 'Cans' ). So that's my most recent 'adventure'.
A suspension bridge over the Mossman River


Just cause I can

This tree got a bit confused . . .


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