|Kewarra Beach, Cairns|
|River meets Sea – Watch out for the Crocs and Stingers!|
However, we soon discovered that paradise is not all it seems and it was here that we really learned some things that we didn’t know about Cairns.
|There be Crocs in there! Gaaar!|
|Where shall I put my towel?|
Could we even walk on it without a Tyrannosaurus Rex popping up from behind the trees and eating us? In Perth, it was the sharks and snakes. Here, it was an episode of ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’. We thought that Jeremy Beadle was going to pop out any minute and say that we were ‘Game for a Laugh’. The couple ambled up the beach with their hound and our nerves and we then bumped into Barry, another aussie local, who told us that a croc caught a dog that had drunk from the creek recently. He then said that a cyclone was heading our way and should be with us by Thursday not to mention the torrential rain, 36 inches they had so far in February causing widespread damage.
|A tree with its trousers down.|
|and not a German tourist in sight!|
and went to pick up Chuggaboom 5. Our driver told us that the worlds second deadliest snake could be found in all the sugar cane that is farmed in the Queensland area and the hundreds of bats that we saw hovering over our heads where he picked us up were all diseased ridden pests that are the cause of a local disease passed from dogs to humans. “Nasty one to die from” he said, in that lovely soft accent they have.He also revealed that bats are in fact responsible for Ebola and that they are no good to anyone….hmmm.
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