Tully the wettest town and to prove it we have the Big Golden Gumboot. It is also a town full of back pakers as it is banana country and so they are looking for work. It was central to places I wanted to go to. Drove out to Mission Beach and saw 2 cassowary's on the way. They seem to have recovered well after the cyclone. Then up to Tully river where they do white water rafting(must be mad).
Today was up into the mountains again. There is a place called Paronella Park. This was very interesting as it was built by Jose Paronella in 1931 who was Spainish and wanted to be a Spainish castle in the Q'ld rain forrest. He also must have been very wealthy. There was a guided tour around the grounds. His palace consisted in part of a Ball Room, tennis courts, swimming area with change room, love tunnel and lots more. All the main builds would have a view through to the waterfall. He had the first Hydro power station. Unfortunately thorough natural disarters, and the family dying out it has gone in ruin. However it has been taken over by another couple and they are trying very hard to restore it. Once again nature had a say and Cyclone Larry fatten it and they thought it would never open again, but thanks to voluntaries and hard work they are doing a great job. You sure are made to feel very welcome. Fron here I travelled up into the Atherton table lands to Mamu Canpoy walkway. The rain forrest in the area is magnifisent.
Tomorrow it is time to move on again.