Made it to Brisbane yesterday. Not really sure what I think of it. It's a city just like all the others! Quite big.
Anyway I got to Mission Beach on Monday 30th January. My skydive was at 7.30am on Tuesday. I wasn't nervous about it as I hadn't had much time to think about it. I only felt nervous after I had left the plane. Then I felt like I was going to die! After 20 seconds or so you get used to it and start to enjoy it. Just when I was enjoying it the parachute went up! I had forgotten about that part! When the parachute went up it all went quiet and we floated down to the ground. The free fall was 60seconds in total and the whole jump took around 8-9 minutes. From 14,000ft!!! Scary thought!
Then was Cairns. First day I did nothing, second day I did my trip to the Great Barrier Reef. It was rainy when we set out but the sun came out later in the day and the conditions were just perfect. No waves and the water was 29 degrees!! We spent 6 hours at the reef snorkelling and swimming. I had a free intro dive which I hated so didn't go very deep but still saw a lot.
Next day we went up to Port Douglas. Nice seaside beach town an hour north of Cairns. The hostel was great as it had a cheap bar so we had a bit of a party!
Saturday I left Port Douglas on a trip to Cape Tribulation. Stopping at Daintree rainforest, Crocodile cruise and Daintree river ferry. I spent the night in Cape trib which was pretty quiet! Whilst there I did the jungle night walk where we got sent into the jungle with just a torch! Saw some big spiders, frogs, cane toads, tree dragon, fireflys unfortuantly no snakes!
Sunday afternoon was the rest of my cape trib trip. We stopped at daintree ice cream factory, alexandra lookout point and Mossman Gorge. The gorge was awsum for swim because the water ws freezing!
Monday I did a trip to The atherton Tablelands. The road up to it is so windy it had 237 corners!!! It was a great trip tho. We went to the waterfall where Peter Andre filmed mystyerious girl video and where the herbal essences ad is filmed. It looked exactly the same as on tv!! We saw 2 other waterfalls, and lots of nature.
Tuesday I flew down to Brisbane! :-)