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While we didn’t dive, we went snorkeling on the reef. It was outstanding, and we now understand why it is considered one of the wonders of the world. But you don’t need to bother with the helicopter ride.
We went up in the air again on the Skyrail, a 7.5 kilometre cableway above the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Normally you take the cable car one way and the train the other. But the train track had been washed out, which wasn’t that surprising when we learned the region can get a metre of rain… a day! Up to 4 metres in a week!
We almost had our own excitement on the way back when a thunderstorm approached while we were up in the air. Fortunately they got us down to an intermediate platform where we waited for the storm to pass over. All I could think of was what a ridiculous way it would have
been to die; “Did you hear about the Gellers? They were killed by lightening while suspended in a cable car over a rainforest!”
This morning, while I was working on the computer, Sally returned from the gym quite excitedly. She met an English lady who was exercising while her husband also sat in his hotel room on the computer. They are both lawyers who sold their home and left their practices to take a year off and travel around the world. But while I struggle with this blog and stories for the Vancouver Sun Homes Section, he’s using his time to write an entire novel…about quantum physics! Sally arranged for us to explore the local beach together, and we heard their story. While many of their friends questioned why they would want to leave a wonderful life in
This afternoon, we visited nearby Mossman that has some of the most amazing street trees we have ever seen, and the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. It was an opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of birds and animals. Almost all were native to the area, and very tame. Except for the crocodiles, from which we kept our distance. My favourite was this ‘toad bird’ which reminds me of someone I used to work with, but I can’t remember who!
We are now on the plane to