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Oh no, I do not want to go into music here. I just want to continue our tour through the northern surroundings of Cairns...

... which was paused yesterday just after Mossman. Shortly after we reached Daintree River, ...

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... where swimming is not totally recommended.

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Then we just crossed a little pass towards the Daintree Discovery Center https://www.discoverthedaintree.com/ 

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The views of the rainforest are impressive, unfortunately you cannot hear the birds flying in this picture. NatureFlow at its best!

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Well, there is also some other NatureFlow here...

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They say you are lucky if you spot a Cassowary in wildlife https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_cassowary: "At the Daintree Discovery Centre you may be lucky enough to see one of these amazing birds wandering along the creek, foraging for fallen fruit. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!"". We even saw two of them during the day.

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Now back into the air. Do you see the hairpin corner just under the Bonanza? That is Alexandra Lookout.

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Worth a little stop, me thinks....

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... before we returned over Daintree River. Unfortunately the ferry is not shown in our AU scenery (yet...).

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Shortly after we were passing the settlements of Palm Cove...

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... and Trinity Beach on the way back to the pubs of Cairns.

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1 hour ago, Iain Emms said:

Great post this Gerold.

cheers

Iain

Thank you for commenting, Iain!

 

24 minutes ago, bernd1151 said:

Superb screenies, Gerold !!

I simply love to get around and take evidence, Bernd...!

 

1 hour ago, RodgerC said:

Excellent set of shots!!!

Thank you Rodger!

 

41 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

One place you definitely didn't want to get out of Gerold.

So much beautiful scenery and the rare sight of the Cassowary, I hope your mind wasn't over burdoned by all of this!:lol:

I definetely did not want to get out of the car at the banks of the river ... :D

You got our feelings right, Martyn - we were just blown away by all these sightings. Good that my daughters stopped me from chasing the "worlds most dangerous bird"... :o

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19 hours ago, musterpilot said:

Great set of shots

John

Thank you John!

 

23 hours ago, adambar said:

Enjoyed your trip as always Gerold! :)

You can imagine how I enjoyed the trip. Two times!

 

20 hours ago, BradB said:

Enjoying the trip Gerold , great shots real and sim !! .

Thank you John. I hope the relation between both picture sources was better this time.

 

20 hours ago, lifejogger said:

Great post Gerold enjoyed the shots and photos.  About as close to Australia as I will ever get.

Thanks John! Come on, just 2 flights and a few hours for you!

 

21 hours ago, TerribleT said:

Just enjoying all these posts so much mate - don't get too close to the wild adult cassowary - they can disembowel you in a flash!

Thank you TT. The bird was moving so slow and calm, but my family stopped me from getting closer. Maybe a good decision...

 

19 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Very cool Gerold!  I'll bet money that yellow snake was highly toxic. :blink:

Indeed the colour looks like a warning sign. But you never know, sometimes they are only survive because all potential offenders THINK they are poisonous. We gave her no chance to prove...

It could have been a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia_spilota_cheynei (Jungle python)? If so she would be non-toxic. But I would not try.

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