Well that was different!! Just got back from a trip to Cape Tribulation which was amazing! Its the oldest rainforest in the world dating back over 35 million years!! Its situated on the north east side of Australia approximately a 2 hour drive north of Cairns. After various stops on the way we arrived at our hostel which was really nice. It was a hut right in the middle of the forest. That afternoon we went for a walk on the beach and boardwalks through the rainforest. On the beach I found a coconut still in its husk, so being the shipwrecked wanabe I decided to show Jo that I could survive if I was a real life castaway. After about 5 minutes of smashing the thing open on a near by rock I eventually got it open and proceeded to drink the milk from within. This was a big mistake!!! The milk had curdled inside on was the new home to a mouth full of maggots!! Not nice I can tell you, needless to say coconut is now well off the menu!!That night we had a fantastic meal at a restaurant called the dragonfly. It was situated right in the heart of the rainforest. Whilst tucking into my steak and chips you could see all the local wildlife creep out as the moon came up. That day we saw a snake, a giant tree frog, a cassowary which is like a prehistoric bird, a spider the size of a dinner plate, huge bats, eagles but thankfully no salt walter crocs (they are about 5metres long and hungry i'm told)! After a bottle of wine and no tourch it made an interesting walk home! The next morning we woke up early as we were unsure as to what time we were meant to check out. At reception when we asked what the checkout procedure was we were told the following........ "You will have to evacuate the resort as there has just been an earthquake measuring 8.1 and the whole of Queensland has been put on Tsunami alert" Well how many mornings do you wake up to hear that then? The fact that this resort was right on the coast was slightly concerning to say the least. After a brief head count and I mean brief a convoy of local buses, vans, trucks you name it came along to take us inland. About 45mins passed before we were updated and told that the threat had passed and we could head back to the resort. I lost count how many times I looked out to sea that day looking for 100ft waves. Well that about sums up the last two days. We are off to stay on Magnetic Island for two days as of tomorrow which should be good. Take care and speak soon.