We took a drive from Mission Bay , Tully has a large sugar mill and also the highest rainfall for the region therefore (of course) they have the Big Gumboot
We were also on a mission to see a Cassowary, there are signs everywhere indicating that a Cassowary had been sighted in a particular area, they are very elusive, but we were in luck and came across one at Etty Bay wandering along the beach. They are a very large bird , can grow to 2 metres and have big claws .......so I didn't get too close.
Cairns has been a service stop for us , we are staying in a really nice caravan park at Woree , about 7 klms from the CBD. After the last river crossing at Jim Jim falls , Mark thought that it would be a good idea to have a snorkel fitted to the car before we headed to Cape York, so along with a service, that will be done next week. Cairns has developed quite a bit since we were here about 11 years ago, at the waterfront close to the marina is now a large public pool surrounded by sandy beach.
We are going to Kuranda tomorrow and will also check out Lake Tinaroo , we may spend some time there before we head up to Port Douglas where Rachael will spend some time with us and some time with Kate at Trinity beach.