1st Sep 2010
Chapmans conquor Tully River
Lets be honest, white water rafting is tough, but not if your last name's Chapman. We hammered the rafting at Tully. there were 5 of us in the boat, plus the guide, and Nat and I initially sat in the middle of the raft opposite each other. The guide rotated the leading rafters after an hour with us, and we didn't rotate again! We loved being at the front!
It was awesome - we had a great time, got a few bumps and bruises for it, but Nat managed to stay in, even after we hit a huge rock and the raft flipped slideways. Close! We saw plenty of people falling in!
The weather here has been awful over the last few days - windy and loads of rain. It rained heavy all the time we were in Mission Beach - so we didn't get chance to even go on the beach! Nat's uploading a picture of a golden orb spider on the photos - we've seen a few of the critters in the tropics.
The highlight from Mission beach was Tully rafting. We didn't go to Magnetic island or Dunk island because of the poor weather, but here in Cairns we plan to go to Franklin islands on Friday if the weather improves and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef.
We've just had 2 days in port douglas, again with rain, highlight being the day trip to the Daintree National Park where we did a river cruise and saw some crocs and tree snakes, and Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the beach.
Just arrived Cairns today, the sun came out this afternoon, had an hour around the pool before the rain came back! feels like home!
We move to Japan on Saturday and have one night in Tokyo ono our own before we meet up with Inside Japan for our tour, with the rest of the group. Its going to be a mssive culture shock but looking forward to it. The last leg! Boo. We're both looking forward to our job interviews here in Cairns tomorrow...Nat's coconut picking and mine is for banana humping...
See you soon (maybe)
Chappers and Nat xx
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