Monday, September 21, 2009

Australia was Pretty

Posted in Generalities, Travels at 10:09 pm by graceandpoise

Sorry it took me a while to post this, but just look…

Sydneys Opera House at Night

Sydney's Opera House at Night

Sunset behind the Sydney skyline

Sunset behind the Sydney skyline. Our ferry coming back from one of Sydney's beach areas had pretty good timing.

Two random people, sunset, Sydneys Harbor Bridge

Two random people, sunset, Sydney's Harbor Bridge. They look happy.

Saltwater crocodile among the mangroves, Port Douglas.

Saltwater crocodile among the mangroves, Port Douglas.

Catamaran at sunset in Port Douglas

Catamaran at sunset in Port Douglas

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, aka the beach that almost killed me. Lets just say there werent the nice fluffy clouds the first time we walked ALL THE WAY down the beach, wading half the time, having sunscreen-less legs.  Yeah, I couldnt walk for a couple days.

Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, aka the beach that almost killed me. Let's just say there weren't the nice fluffy clouds the first time we walked ALL THE WAY down the beach and back, including the little hidden 1-km beach cove at the far end, wading half the time, having sunscreen-less legs. Yeah, I couldn't walk for a couple days.

Beach at Cape Tribulation. Its about as far north as you can drive without 4-wheel drive and one of those snorkel-type thingies on your car.  Rainforest, untouched beach, gorgeousness.

Beach at Cape Tribulation. It's as far north as you can drive without 4-wheel drive and one of those snorkel-type thingies on your car. Rainforest, untouched beach, gorgeousness.

Inside a hollow tree in the Daintree/Cape Tribulation rainforest.  They say its the oldest rainforest in the world (no super-huge trees though, as there was also a whole lot of logging going on here in years past).

Inside a hollow tree in the Daintree/Cape Tribulation rainforest. They say it's the oldest rainforest in the world (no super-huge trees though, as there was also a whole lot of logging going on here in years past).

The Daintree River as it meets the sea.  The slogan of this region is where the rainforest meets the reef. Its gorgeous.

The Daintree River as it meets the sea. The slogan of this region is "where the rainforest meets the reef." It's gorgeous.

This one, taken at sunset on our last day, says it all.  Peaceful, crazily gorgeous, clean, not overpopulated, and did I mention truly beautiful?

This one, taken at sunset on our last day, says it all. Peaceful, crazily gorgeous, clean (the water, the air, the land, even the food), not overpopulated, calm, restorative, and did I mention truly beautiful?

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