When I arrived in Australia and saw all the beautiful beaches I knew there was one thing I had to do before I left but up to this point the right opportunity had not presented itself…..until today.
And I managed to get the video I wanted…..I love the way they walk….(Note: the fence in the video was in the campground. It was not between me and the lizard until the very end when he went under it).
After the video I said goodbye to my “friend” and made my way back to the car and continued south through several sugar cane fields (I had no idea they grew sugar cane here but later learned most sugar cane in Australia is grown in this area) and visited a couple of more beautiful, tropical beaches…..
I eventually made my way back to the ferry and crossed back over the Daintree river…..
As I rode the ferry I said a reluctant goodbye to the Daintree Rainforest. It was a truly amazing 3 days and seriously one of the top highlights of this entire trip. If you’re ever in Australia I would highly recommend a trip to the Daintree!
After I crossed the river I drove a short distance north to visit the quaint town of Daintree Village (Google, Images) and stopped at a World War II bombing site (Web) before making my way to my Airbnb for the next two nights in Trinity Beach.
Trinity Beach (Google, Web, Images) is one of a few beach communities just north of Cairns. I stopped at my Airbnb, met my hosts (Paula & Andrew) and their two daughters, unloaded my stuff and headed out for a run to the beach. Trinity Beach is a nice beach community with a few restaurants and hotels lining a beautiful beach lined with palm trees. I arrived on the beach front just before sunset….
After spending a little time around the beach I had a nice run back to my room with the intentions of getting cleaned up and going back to the beach front for dinner. When I returned to the house however my hosts were making dinner and insisted that I join them. So we had a very nice dinner on their patio and a very nice 3 hour conversation….and some fun playing ball with their dog Rosie…
Paula had grown up in Japan and he was from Australia. She liked Australia but this area was a little “rural” for her as she was accustomed to being around larger cities in Japan. Andrew is a police officer in Cairns and had some very interesting stories about some of the things they see like all of the people who actually drown around Cairns (mostly while snorkeling the reef), the flying fox “controversy” and that in over 20 years of being a policeman he had never encountered a criminal who had a gun! Very few people in AU have guns as they are strictly regulated. I have to say it was nice while in AU and NZ to watch the news and not have the first 8 minutes devoted to all of the shootings that occurred that day (like the US).
We finally called it a night around midnight. It was another great day & evening and a very enjoyable conversation with some very nice people.
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