This is a rather lengthly post, but I took so many great photos while on the second half of our trip in Australia that I had to share them. We went to Sydney and Cairns, Australia in February of this year and had a blast! We had a wonderful visit to Australia and hope to visit again one day. These pictures were taken during our stay in Cairns. Enjoy!
|Beautiful sunrise outside our hotel window (Hilton Cairns).|
|Another view outside our hotel window.|
|Day trip with Trek North Tours to the Daintree Rainforest.|
We stopped to take in the beautiful sights on the way.
|In the Daintree Rainforest.|
|The flooded Daintree Rainforest. It rained 12 inches the night before. Put a damper on out tour...we were to take a "crocodile sighting river cruise" but it was canceled due to the VERY flooded river.|
|"Cape Tribulation"...where the river meets the ocean.|
|Yikes! These signs were posted everywhere near water. Thank goodness we didn't see a croc!|
|This part of the tour included crawling under and climbing over downed trees, bushes and everything else you can imagine. I was a bit freaked to say the least.....spiders and ants were everywhere!!|
|This Canadian was my friend for the day. Neither one of us are the outdoor types.|
This photo was taken once we'd almost finished the crazy trek throught the rainforest.
|A picture of Mr. H helping people climb over the trees. It was so bad, you can't even see where we started out!|
|This was the easy part; however, figuring out where to place your feet on the path was a whole other story.|
If your foot missed the path, you were in the marsh!
|Suiting up for snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. It was stinger season |
so we had to wear the suits for protection...just in case. :)
|Isn't the water so beautiful? I could look at this photo all day long.|
|Michaelmas Cay....a tiny island that's a bird sanctuary.|
|Check out the rainbow! A perfect way to end a perfect day at sea!|
|The beautiful Palm Cove resort area. Stunning beach!|
|The only area where tourists could swim...in the netted area safe from jellyfish and crocs.|
|This freaked me out a bit! Remember the photo of the netted swimming area? Well, the day before a crocodile was spotted trying to climb over the netting and into the area where about 20 tourists were swimming. SCARY!!|
|My favorite photo....this one is now framed in my coastal-themed bedroom.|
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