..... So after we arrived in Cairns, Kat and I had to go straight to the doctors as we both had infected skin on our legs from the sea water in Thailand. Nice! Also, Kat had been having a dodgy stomach for a while, which apparently was caused by something called Giardia, but the doctors loaded us up with antibiotics and Nat got photographic evidence of the legs before they healed up. So me and Kat were out of the water for a while as we couldnt swim or get the infected bits wet ( mine was called Staffs disease if you get bored and want to look it up). We made a collective decision to hire a car for 2days and drive up to Port Douglas. We got there on the first day and did a bit of shopping and found somewhere to sleep ...which ended with us sleeping in the car itself in order to save money. The day after we drove up to Cape Tribulation which was absolutely stunning, even the drive up there was nice through the mountain roads and through the Daintree rainforest. Eventually we came out on a remote beach and walked up to the lookout to get a better view. After deciding what to do and driving around trying to find the places we were looking for we parked up and did a few boardwalks to see the surrounding greenery. The day ended with me and Nat going on a river cruise to see the crocodiles and spotted a massive 6fter! We drove back to our previous hostel Tropic Days that night and fell into our nice comfy bed. A couple of days later, me and Nat did a tour of the reef. I still couldnt snorkel so instead did a tour which took me to Green Island, a beautiful island which wasnt quite so beautiful due to the poor weather conditions. But whilst there i went to an aquarium where i got to see many different crocs and some giant sea turtles! Then went on a glass bottomed boat, which was ok, then went in a semi-submarine which was awesome! like swiming in amongst the fish and could see so many. The day after we were booked to go on the Uncle Brians tour which was a tour of the Atherton Tablelands. So bright and early we got on 'Gus the bus' and drove on with our driver and tour guide for the day, Fin. He took us round all the different waterfalls which we could all swim in and told us about the surrounding wildlife and the aborigine culture, all very interesting and so entertaining to hear. He got us all to bond with big bars of choc and a matchstickgame where you had to hold a matchstick in you mouth and have a ring on it, then drop it onto the next persons matchstick and so on. All great fun. The waterfalls themselves were absolutly amazing, we got to see the Babinda Boulders, Josephine falls where Kat and Nat went rock sliding into the water, and even Milla Milla falls which is where Peter Andre filmed Mysterious girl! Kat and Nat did the timotei flick as well in the freezing cold water .... we have photographic evidence of that too! After that we went platypus spotting and drank (in Kats words) one of the nicest hot chocolates ever. We only got to see one platypus briefly but it was still good. All in all that was definitely one of the best days we've had so far...