|interesting hanging flower vine|
The next day Liam, Phoebe and I got ready to embark upon our weekend of camping at Cape Tribulation. We started the day with breakfast at Junction in Mossman town center, and I had the most delicious eggs Benedict.
|on the road... that's right, I'm on the left side of the car...|
|side mirror pic|
|our courageous driver|
|the walkway high above the rain forest floor|
|a smaller tree growing on a larger tree|
|Australian seeds and berries... the blue fruit is for Cassowaries to eat.|
|Phoebe and a Cassowary statue|
|there is an actual fruit called Idiot fruit|
|The Thunderbird is also known as the "demon duck of doom"|
After lunch we sought directions to a Blue water hole, but alas the directions we were given were not very good and we got a little lost and never found the hole. Instead we continued on to our campsite to regain our barrings and then continue to explore.
One thing we kept seeing along our journey were signs for speed bumps and Cassowary crossings... then near our campsite, we found this sign:
|someone turned the speed bump sign into a dead Cassowary|
|Liam in the swag|
|Phoebe in our little tent|
|Cape Tribulation. Named because Captain Cook's ship, upon discovering Australia, had quite an unfortunate time here.|
We changed into our swimsuits to get some sun and spent some time reading on the windy beach
We did find a small secluded creek where we hung out for a bit. We had leaf races (which I proudly won)!!
|the rock Liam is standing on looks like a turtle!|
When we got back to the campsite it was late at night. We walked out onto the beach to take a look at the stars before heading to bed. I cannot describe to you how incredibly beautiful it was out there. This was one of the best moments of my entire time in Australia!! It was like I was standing in the middle of a planetarium. It seemed almost fake. Since there were no town or city lights for miles and the ocean stretched on to infinity, you could see the starry night sky dipping into the ocean along the horizon. The moon was not yet out and so I could hardly see steps in front of me. All I saw were stars and I swear I could see every single one of them. I don't think I will see anything so beautiful in all on my life!!