Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Places i saw
Now that i'm sat here, i can't think of what to write today. It's not that i haven't done anything, i have, so here are a few photos of stuff i have done.
A leaf. I tried to take photographs in the botanic gardens in Cairns but couldn't get far enough away from the huge plantings to fit them into pictures well, so decided to do arty ones instead. It was amazingly lush and tropical and very green. Giant speciment of houseplants again, well, those that i recognised, and other towering examples of species that are unrecognisable and have unpronounsable names too. A good plant book will be much more informative.
The highest continuous fall waterfall in Queensland, probably Australia, Wallermans Falls, at 268 metres is an impressive sight. More so the constant roar and even though the water pours over the top at a relatively constant rate something happens causing it to fall in lumps and clumps in a very irregular fashion.
Its banana country here too, thousands and thousands of them lining the roads for miles in every direction. Each bunch guarded from bugs and showers of rain with their own protective raincoat. Have yet to do the obligitory Banana Farm tour so can't bore you with nana stats yet. No doubt the time will come.
Shared an interesting evening with an Austrian family at a campsite last night, we discussed our routes and places that we had visited and i have a whole new list of possible destinations to head off to now. The Kangaroo steaks were delicious and washed down with countless of stubbies of beer, maybe thats why i'm finding it difficult to write anything that stimulating today.