So much happened so quickly that I am certain of not knowing where to start. Cairns is a lovely city and a good point to begin my first journey so far north on the continent of Australia. What a country, only 3000km from big olde Sydney.
We started our journey in Cairns but moved north to the luscious Port Douglas and the tantalising Daintree Rainforest. This final rainforest destination was my favourite area as we stood surrounded by the trees and environment. I loved being so far from home and surrounded by the beauty of the tropical feel. It was winter so I immersed myself in the liveable surroundings and weather.
In the Daintree you could imagine how it was many years before. It also made me think of where Australia has come from and how far forward we have come to be the second best place to live according to the United Nations Development Program.
Looking over Cape Tribulation made me think of how wondrous this country was. To think we were so far from home yet we were still all Australian in culture and lifestyle. Life was not different or culturally benign. We had created a fairly equal nation with an environment that left you in awe. Boy did this environment take your breathe away.
The small town of Mossman made me think of what streets would have looked like years ago. We stopped to buy a coffee at a delectable little place along the street. The coffee was good and we took it with us to the local market. The market was filled with tropical fruit and made you think of the air around us.
I consider my recent months were pleased with this trip. It was my first step back into the wilderness. It will continue until I die…