well well my first entry, better later then never huh
so right now i'm in darwin and it's a nice town but i really miss cairns! i had so much fun there and the 2 weeks just passed by as if it was nothing..so on the 25th i celebrated my 21st birthday, we had some drinks the night be4 and celebrated in the pub. nicky got me a birthday cake wich was really sweet. it was daniel's birthday too so we decided to do something cool..the first trip was with the Skyrail, like a small "gondel", over the rainforest tree tops into the mountains. we made 2 stops in between, at red peak and at barron falls wich was absolutely beautifull. we made a couple of boardwalks through the rainforest and had some nice scenic views over a huge waterfall, the barron waterfall. the final destination was Kuranda, a small petite village in the mountains. over there we got some tickets for the Birdworld, Butterfly Sactuary and Koala kuddling. the Birdworld was so much fun, i saw birds wich i had never seen be4 in my life, just great..we got some birdfood so we could feed the "papagaaien" <-- oeps forgot the english word. when i held out my hand 3 of them flew over and sat on my hand, arm and shoulder, pretty scary in the beginning but lot's of fun . after that we went to the butterfly sanctuary with over 1500 butterflies, and not the ones you see in holland, no they were huge! and with so many beautyfull colours. in the end we went to the koala kuddling and fed the wallabies and possums wich was also lots of fun. wallabies are soo cute! after a long day we took the scenic train down to the bottom again along beautyfull waterfalls and through a lot of tunnels. at around 4.30 pm we took our shuttle back to the hostel and i was so tired when we arrived , it was a successfull day!
the second trip was a boat trip to the outher great barries reef. the boat's name was Passions of Paradise and it really was! it was so great..we sailed out at 8 am and after 1 1/2 hours sailing we stopped at a reef and everyone was getting ready for diving or snorkeling. we were entitled to 10 mins of free diving which of course daniel and i did..in the water they asked us if we wanted to go down and dive for longer and i was so excited so of course i did it, i had never dived be4 so i thought what better place can you go diving than the Great Barries Reef, ahum NONE! it was the best experience until now, here in australia, we saw so many different kinds of fish, including huge buffalo parrot fish, i couldn't believe my eyes! you feel so free under water, like you're up in space..i will definately do some more here in darwin, maybe get my PADI, wich i really should've done be4, i didn't really know it was sooo much fun! well enough about the diving..after that we had some nice hot/cold lunch including nice prawns,yummie. when we were done we set off again to another reef where we could get some more snorkeling done. daniel and i got into the water and snorkeld for another hour or so, we could even swim to and island, which was lots of fun. imaging stand on a sand pile in the ocean with just water around you. well it already got late so we set off for the mainland again and arrived back in cairns at 5 pm. again we were so exhausted but the best day ever!
on the first of juli i left cairns on my way to darwin with pim, a dutchy i met on the way to cairns. he has to depart again from darwin so we thought it's much more fun if we got together.
today i was at the beach wich was pretty burning hot, i had to go into the water every 10 mins otherwise you just burn like a torch.
well anywayzz hope u guys are entertained now and i will write some more asap with more stories about beautyfull australia!
Cheers miss you a lot and big kisses