24.03.2014 28 °C
Once got to Cairns soon realised cyclone number 2 was here, great news – not! Decided before the weather got too bad to head out to the Great Barrier Reef on a boat. This was a great day out on the reef and saw some great colourful reef and quite few different fish. However the weather had made the waves a couple of metres high which made the return journey HELL. Most people were sea sick but if went outside the boat was rocking so vigorously that you either had to hold on for dear life or go back inside.
The next trip was even worse for weather. It was called Uncle Brian’s Tablelands Tour. The places the tour took you to would have been great if it wasn’t torrential rainfall. Went to a look out and came back to bus soaked. I wrung my t-shirt out and more water came out then hand washing clothes! The best part of the day was the crack on the bus, some old school music and bus games made the weather outside disappear for at least a while.
Headed to Cape Tribulation where the weather was not as bad as the above but still did not stop raining and even got a power cut in the cabin which was in the middle of a rainforest with no reception for miles. Great place to stay, however the damp smell is now attached to all my clothes.
On the way to Cape Trib went to some ace views and also got to do a wild crocodile tour on the Daintree River. Saw 5 baby crocs and 1 adult one (4 metres long!!!!) Once at the Cabins went to an exotic fruit tasting which was awesome. Got to try some weird fruit like breadfruit, mangosteen and rambutan etc. Some were lovely and honestly some were disgusting. Also got a tour around the orchards to see what type of trees they grow on.
Heading back down to Melbourne tomorrow for a week ish and flight home to London Heathrow on the 1st of April.