Sugar cane fields about to be harvested
Today I took a tour to the Daintree Forest. It is the oldest tropical forest in the world. We first took a river boat cruise and spotted a couple of crocodiles. We then went to the town of Daintree to have some delicious scones and Devonshire cream - tea and cakes are very popular in Queensland. We then headed further into the Daintree Forest but first we had to ditch the van in favour of a 4W drive landrover to enjoy my first off road experience. The guide told us to hang on to the bars and he was not kidding! After a few kilometers through creeks and trails in the forest we came to a beautiful waterfall and waterhole for a swim. As you can see by the pictures I was attempting to get into the freezing water - that was until I saw the fresh water eel and I changed my mind - only got wet to the thighs. Our tour guide told us ther are seven varieties of the most venomous snakes in this rainforest area - luckily we did not meet any!
This evening I went for a sunset cruise on a 62 foot catamaran called Aquarius. This boat is like one of those in the inner harbour and you only wish you could go for a sail on it. Tonight it turned quite cool and windy so a number of people backed out of the sail leaving only 8 of us on this huge boat to enjoy drinks, appy's, sunset and 22knot winds giving us an exciting sail. I even took my turn at the wheel - or at least i pretended to.