Today we finalised our plans for our Darwin leg of the journey. We also checked out two local pet stores and made note of their layout and styles. One of the stores had 1 week old lorikeets and parrots - very cute as they were naked! In the afternoon we Picked up the caravan and spent sometime cleaning it out and moving stuff out of the house. Highlight today: the naked birds at the pet shop
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Went shopping to prepare for the next leg of our adventure to Darwin on Tuesday! Had a cafe lunch in town and in the evening we did market research for our new Pet store. Highlight today: the weather (27 degrees)
The morning started off with a trip to a Deep Tissue therapist. Upon arrival we discovered 'Angela' was Asian, we both started to wonder what type of massage I was in for (having travelled to Hong Kong, Vietnam & China I have sampled some interesting massages!). Surprisingly I had a fantastic massage! When Mel arrived back from her shopping she found Angela walking on my back (so unexpected that she burst into laughter)! Did some 'bits and pieces' in town a...
Up early to catch our tour bus to the Tully river to go White water rafting. The fast flowing aqua river looked very cold but that was the least of our worries as the rapids loomed upon us! The rapids were a grade 4 which is a good, fun size; one of the guys fell out but we all managed to keep upright. We saw some Blue Ulysses butterflies, lots of spectacular jungle and lots of other rafters fall overboard. Lunch was on the side of the river next to a beauti...
Drove to Mareeba and visited Jaques coffee plantation where we toured and learned all about harvesting coffee plants. They have built their own automatic harvester and each plant harvests roughly 1kg of coffee for resale ($29.00 per kilo). After a wake up coffee we visited Mango Drop winery. The wines are made using a whole mango and processed the same as grape wine-we sampled quite a few and some were surprisingly nice (not sickly sweet as we had first assumed)...