Monday, 29 September 2008

Out and about the tropics

Off on a little jaunt around the countryside, was decided to take a few photos to share with you all. The first two are taken from the lookout , looking up the Johnstone River towards town. This is a favorite haunt for those who go parking, not that I ever did...and when I first came here the road was dirt, it was in the horse and cart days ..yes I am kidding. Now the road has been sealed and housing developments are popping up all over the place, is just up the road from the local crocodile farm where a rather large croc named Gregory lives. Click onto his name and see a short 41 second video of the huge creature who is a star attraction.

Then off we went to the beach and wasn't there for long, very hot and windy. For the little time we spent on the beach I found a tiny sea urchin with some of its spikes still attached. Jack found a large oyster shell, am glad there was no oyster inside it. I could of pretended to eat it but was found empty. Sure enough as kids will do, they was straight down to the waters edge and they discovered the remains of a barracuda, the fillets had already been removed and the carcass was all that was left.

I don't know how much detail you can see in the next photo but it is a little purple flower hanging on a vine in the rainforest which is adjacent to the beach we visited. There is plenty to do in this area, I don't think it is appreciated as much as it should be.


Crushed said...

Can you eat sea urchins?

Well, I suppose you have real monsters round thee to scare the kids with :)

Anonymous said...

I loved the pictures. I know when my boys were that size they loved finding everything or anything on the beach.
The purple flower looks beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your trip to the beach.

CherryPie said...

Great photos and description :-) I can imagine myself being there!

jmb said...

Must be school vacation Nunyaa. Nice day you spent in that lovely spot and thanks for sharing it with us.

jams o donnell said...

Ah it looks like a wonderful place for a holiday. Wonderful

Ms Smack said...

Lovely photos :)