another fabulous day down under - or on top from their/my current perspective. took a trip up north to the Daintree Rainforest National Park and Cape Tribulation. Simply amazing. walked the boardwalks through the rainforest, palms that grow approx. 1m per 100 years....and the biggest we saw was like 8m! 800 years old! apparently there is one in the park that is 20+ meters - over 2000 years old! park rangers won't tell anyone where it is. and BIG spiders - where the female ate the male after he bred her. say WHAT?! got some great photos - spider porn! hahahahahaha. alright alright....I'm a biologist....we do that sort of thing! Took a river cruise and saw crocs (BIG corcs.....3m and 700kg!!!!!!!), green tree snakes, kingfisher (VERY colourful)....spent a lot of time looking for the elusive cassowary....none to be seen - they are VERY rare and endangered. saw little skinks and geckos...little lizard b*st*rds are too fast for my feeble attempts to get a pic of them. but otherwise - simply an amazing trip today! simply outstanding! I have NEVER seen beaches like this - ever! I am walking around with a permanent smile pasted to my face. A silly grin that won't go away! and its not drug induced! hahahahaha! will continue to try and make an effort to post pics....but most of these computer terminals do not allow the connection of peripherals....so....I'll have to keep looking! cheers! I am out on the boat for my dive expedition. won't see land again until the 17th....not sure about the email/internet on the boat.....cheers!