Sunday, April 10, 2011

Australia - Part 2!!!

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!

We had a crazy tour guide who decided to have our group cross the "Danger: Do Not Enter" signs.  There's a reason these signs are posted.  And let me add that a very bad cyclone hit the area about a week and a half before we arrived which is why signs like these were posted!

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.

Hang ten!

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 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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  1. I'm from Florida also! I love your pictures and commentary from your Australia trip. Looks like such fun!! I'm also from Debbie's!! Very nice to meet you.

  2. OMG the trip of a lifetime, how wonderful, I'm from Florida too, Orlando. How funny is that I see the post above is from Florida. I am visiting from Debbie doos and I am your newest follower, hope you will follow me back


  3. Stunning. Pictures speak themselve you all had a great time.

  4. Hi Erin! You are so darned cute. Looks like an awesome time. THanks for sharing with my newbie party. Have fun!

  5. Hi Erin! I also love the beach! Glad to be a follower from Debbie's newbie party. Enjoyed my visit!