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QLD Daintree & Port Douglas

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Views [316] | Comments [1]

Bit wet and steamy in Northern Queensland for the last few days, still having a great time just getting wet in the process.  Stayed at Daintree for a night to go crocadile hunting.  Great little campsite overlooking the river.  We could just about see a crocadile on the far bank of the river from our campsite.  To get a closer look we went on a boat trip.  We had a closer look at the big croc and saw another smaller croc.  On the way to the next stop at Port Douglas we called at Mossman Gorge for a very wet walk in a tropical downpour, still beautiful though.

We then stayed for 3 nights at the very lovely town of Port Douglas.  The main reason for coming here was to have a snorkel trip to the Outer Barrier Reef.  We went on the fantastic Silversonic boat out to the Agincourt Reef where we stopped at 3 different dive sights.  I thought the snorkelling we had already done was great but this was out of this world.  The colours of the coral, the masses of fish and the crystal visibility made it an experience of a life time.  To add to the experience we saw a reef shark on the last stop.  It was about 2 metres long and swam underneath us.  A bit of a heart stopping moment but not frightening just spectacular.  The photos of the reef and shark are from the tour company, they aren't mine.  Our waterproof camera was getting a bit damp on the last immersion in water so we decided not to risk it anymore.  Heading off to the Atherton Tablelands today, I think! Love Dawn and Mark



Gday, Even when you look like drowned rats we are all envious of your exploits. XXX

  Dad May 1, 2016 9:31 PM

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