Our tour guide Leah took us up to the Daintree River for a boat ride, where the entrance to the jetty is marked by a giant open-jawed croc. The point of this boat trip is the croc spotting, but we didn’t see any.
The first thing I did was go for a walk along the beach with a girl called Lucy who was from Hampshire. Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef, and the beach there was a very good example of that. We were feeling fairly relaxed when I suddenly had the thought that this was the habitat of crocs and cassowaries (massive birds that can run 100kms an hour!). I spent the rest of the afternoon in the safety of the swimming pool.
Today’s tour guide was Jim. The highlight of the day was Volker spotting a Cassowary in the bush next to the road. They’re so rare, and having not seen a croc the previous day this was a real treat. It was only a baby one, but exciting nevertheless.
We travelled up to Mossman Gorge for an ‘Aboriginal Experince’ where the man taught us fascinating stuff that can be done with plants. For example sarasparilla leaves, when crushed with water, turn into soap!