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Mar 4, 2008 - White Water Raining. I Mean Rafting

Today was White Water Rafting day on the Tully river. It was certainly the weather for it. We went to the company base, paid for anything that needed paying and had breakfast. We then set off on a coach full of people to the river. We were briefed about 3 times on safety, and we put our gear on and got into groups of 7. We pushed out raft into the water and off we went. We didn't start right at the top of the river as that was grade 6 rapids-dangerous -at that time. We paddled to the first rapids called lookout rapids- named simply because...

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Sep 10, 2006 - Mission Beach

Mission beach was so gorgeous and surprisingly quiet. The amazing turquoise ocean and palm tree fringed beaches are definately not getting boring! We say how lucky we are every day, but time is definatley going too quickly!!! We chilled out here for a couple of days, then it was time for the last stint of our journey to our destination Cairns!

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Aug 6, 2006 - Raften op de Tully river!

Dit was GAAF!!! Lisa had me al aangeraden om hier heen te gaan. En daar zat ik dan weer in een raft! (de tweede in deze reis) Deze keer zou het alleen een volle dag zijn zoals het hoort! Heel spectaculair met een aantal momenten van dat we bijna moesten zwemmen...wat een adrenaline-rush was dat zegā€¼ Later las ik op de site van Lisa dat ze bij een gids zat die Rod heette...dat was dus ook de gids die ik had?! En dan te bedenken dat er iets van 20 boten waren.. Ohw, en ik wil jullie niet bang maken ofzo, maar er waren daar op die rivier 3...

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May 3, 2006 - Mission Possible

I'm off on my tour today and the bus leaves at 8am. There's about 16 people on the bus, but only 4 of us are going on the full tour. My mission is to find out who they are. The bus driver introduces himself as "The Freak" and I'm starting to get a bit scared. Plus there's a lot of hungover people on this bus ... am I getting too old for this? We head off to Kuranda for some breakfast and I introduce myself to Jessie (who is very hungover). We get breakfast of poached eggs on toast and quiz each other with the standard questions: - how long...

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Nov 3, 2005 - Mission beach

I just spent the last 2 days in Mission Beach and I have only one word to say: BORING There is absolutely nothing to do there, the beach is nice but definitely not the nicest I have ever seem... Most people come there to do sky dive but I did not do it so there was not much to do!!! We went for a walk in the rain forest but it was too hot to be enjoyable... There are salt water crocodiles around here but we were not lucky enough to see one but we saw a Cassowary which is one of the rarest bird in australia so that made our day! Sorry I...

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May 6, 2005 - de laatste rijdag naar Cairns

De laatste 350 km van onze camperreis. Om 07:45 starten we de camper en gaan op pad. Buiten de stad valt de drukte mee en schieten we lekker op, een dag van de Ford een beetje op z'n staart trappen. Rond het middaguur zijn we nog zo'n 100 km van Cairns verwijderd en komen we een SugarMuseum tegen, in Innesfail. Zowel gisteren als vandaag zijn we weer vele km's door het suikerrietgebied getrokken. Dus onze pauze is dit museum. Er wordt geadviseerd om eerst de film te bekijken en pas daarna het museum zelf in te gaan, wat we dan ook doen. Een...

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Mar 13, 2005 - Far North Queensland

The farther north you get in Australia it seems the bigger everything gets (i.e. hurricanes/creatures that can kill you) as well as the stranger the people become. This culminated when we reached the Johnson Crodile Farm in Far North Queensland. Let's just say we were wowed by our new Queenslander friends grasp on reality.

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Pacific Adventures

Sep 29, 2004 - Mission Beach, Queensland

Mon 27/9 Warm - a few clouds... Got the bus to Mission this morning - 2hrs. The beach is gorgeous - really empty, and the Hostel is right by it... Hoorah! The hostel is much like a 'frat' house, with the bonus of location, & nice pool. the village is small - population 10000, with a few bars/restaurants/shops ... not a lot else! This is the home of the 'Cassowarry - a large flightless bird that can disembowel you with its toenail!' Haven't seen any yet, but have seen lots of sand, and lots of sea! Had a few beers & tea, then went back to...

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Pippa on Tour

Sep 17, 2004 - Mission Beach / Paronella Park

Townsville to Mission Beach, via Lumholtz National Park & Lucinda 400km, including our couple of tourist diversions... (3,000km so far)... Arrived in Mission Beach last night... nice place but pretty small and, as we're not beachy people (and where could rival the beachs at the Whitsundays anyway?!), we only stayed a short while. 17.09.04: Day trip to Paronella Park. This is a magical area deep within the sugar cane growing fields, farms and stretches of mountains and rainforest. In 1913 Jose Paronella arrived in Innisfail from Catalonia in...

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Wedding bliss

Jan 29, 2004 - Plans for post Tully

Hey Kathleen, thanks for the note. Yes, we are working in banana country at present and it is quite tough. I'm working in the sheds and I've had the pleasure of seeing quite a few rats, snakes and frogs about the place. Don't worry the bananas are cleaned thoroughly. Going to leave here at the end of next week and our plan is to travel down the east coast, stopping off at certain places on the way. Sailing, safari and skydive are all in the pipeline. Then we will arrive back in Sydney and hopefully stay in Victoria's place for a few days...

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Jan 21, 2004 - Working in Tully

Thanks for the message. At the moment we are in Tully working with bananas. It is a nightmare. Temperature is up to about 35 with 100% humidity and it rains quite a bit. Thankfully I'm not out humping bananas(dont laugh) which involves carrying about 60 kilos of bananas on your shoulders all day long. In the rain and mud. Where I'm working in the sheds I have encountered four snakes, huge rats and frogs and spiders. In three days. Hopefully we wont be here for too long cos the town is very boring. We did manage to get a free drink off a...

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Jan 21, 2004 - Wonderful world of Tully

Good morning from Queensland. Just thought I'd write ye a quick note to let you know waht I've been doing and how shitty the work is here. It's not all fun and games you know. Working on a banana farm at the moment, which involves carrying 60 kilos of bananas on your shoulders every minute of the day in the heat and humidity(100%) and rain and mud. I've only been working here 3 days and I've encountered 4 tree snakes, rats the size of cats, venomous spiders and strange frogs. Its a crazy jungle out here. Plus the locals are pretty hostile...

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