Monday, April 20, 2009
Going Up the Coast to Cairns
We departed Townsville this morning for Ingham, having stopped along the way for a beautiful taste of tropical ice creams. It is getting noticeably more humid as we get deeper into the tropical rainforest. We are now in sugar cane country and today had a look at the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere (5 km) which conveys the sugar from the mill to the receiving ships. A beautiful beach area that once again has warning signs of crocodiles. Tonight we join the Ingham Rotary clubs for a BBQ. We have enjoyed many of these Aussie traditions during our stay. Tomorrow we head north to Tully and Mission Beach. Got to go, the BBQ is heating up.