By 9am the van was too hot to stay asleep, so we got ourselves ready for the 10.30 day tour of the park. This one was considerably better, probably because she told us more about Jose- he lived in Spain, and had a really poor family who grew olive trees. He saw an ad for workers needed in Australia, so he was on the next boat and worked really hard to buy his own farm, and then go on to owning12. He had $300 which in those days, and compared to his neighbours, made him a millionaire. He brought the plot of land, and built an entertainment park for the locals- the ballroom put on movies, dances, plays, etc and his wife (the younger sister of the woman he was betrothed to) sold homemade ice cream and snacks. He never let a chance to make money slip- he had a wishing well (which he put 2 eels in and told locals they were electric to stop them stealing the coins) and bottled the water to sell.
We went to see some mini bats in a cave (only about 5 cm big) and apparently when one of them gets ill, he segregates himself from the group so as not to infect them and will die alone if he doesn't get better.
After the tour ended, we went to see the turtle feeding area, although there were only 2 turtles getting swamped by fish. We then went across the bridge over the waterfall, and then carried on our way in the van.
We parked by the Mission Beach Tourist Information Centre, but decided to sunbathe a bit first. When we got too the beach, Grace (Josh's sister) and Dom waved at us! We had a bit of a chat about the wedding, but then they went to get food and then carry on to Townsville as they only have 10 days to get to Brisbane.
W asked at the Tourist Info place where we could stay but they said the cheapest places were probably too full. The guys outside in their Jucy van showed us a map of places someone had suggested would be alright to camp for free without much chance of getting caught, but they weren't very near to any toilets so decided to stay at Jackaroo hostel- where Ezzy recommended which was $10pp a night (just for staying in the camper in the car park) but meant Alice could recharge stuff and we could have showers and free Wi-Fi.