Daintree, Queensland, 24 to 25 July 2022
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View from the Kulki Boardwalk at dusk.
The last post was an infrared post at Cape Tribulation. This first image was the only “normal” image from that day. The rest of the images in this post are from the following day.
As we got up, this bush turkey was one of two wandering around below our verandah.
Only about a kilometre from where we were staying at Cape Trib, this is Myall Beach.
I’m not even sure whether this small island has a name.
Fascinating patterns in the sand.
To get to Myall Beach, we walked past Madja Boardwalk, which we are now about to visit.
Part of Madja Boardwalk is rainforest and part mangrove swamp. This is rainforest.
Fan palms overhead.
And as you might have guessed, this is amongst the mangroves. They are very shallowly rooted, the soil is poor and the roots come up to air to breathe.
Curious flowering plant.
As we were driving south, we encountered a cassowary. We pulled well off the road but others just stopped in the road, generating some ire from a car of locals.
We headed for Cape Kimberly Beach because it looked like an interesting remote location on the map. This is Snapper Island, viewed lengthwise.
We the walked along the beach, towards the small point in the distance. If you were to keep walking long enough (and if it were possible to continue), it wold turn into the Daintree river.
Patterns in the sand.
Driftwood in the sand.
Getting closer to the intended destination.
The tree is impressive, but its roots are being eroded.
Natural antler sculpture.
Large natural wood sculpture.
Curious natural work of art.
It must be a very wild place at times.
Branches stretching towards the island…
We were warned by the local in a previous image not to leave it too late to cross the stream in the middle of the beach. Jools left early while I was still taking photographs and is walking along the beach in the distance. The water had risen but the stream did not prove a problem.
Exposed roots in the sand.
Back at the end of the beach where we started.