Douglas Creek

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  • Day133

    Roadtrip of the Cairns' surroundings

    November 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Today we rented a car to explore the surrounding area of Cairns. We joined forces with Chrissi and started early in the morning, to do a spotting tour of salt water crocodiles. Unfortunately the tour was cancelled last minute due to too few participants. Too bad... but we continued our drive to Josephine Falls. There we enjoyed the cooling water and did the famous rock slide. Of course when Matthias and I tried to slide together, something went wrong. I slipped around him, loosing my grip and landed on him, we both tried to prevent a clash with the rocks with our hands. My hand kinda lost.. I felt my right hand at first not too much!
    We enjoyed the rest of our time there and continued the drive towards Millaa Millaa. Driving Matthias noticed a rainforest walk an canopy park, so we spontaneously decided to check it out. We took a nice walk at Mamu Tropical Skywalk - we had some amazing views from the canopy of the rainforest to the wide area of the Wooroonooran rainforest and Johnstone River. Walking the pain in my hand increased.
    After the Walk we continued the journey to Millaa Millaa Falls. There we enjoyed some lunch with a nice view of the Fall .
    Hence the pain in my hand increased more and more, we couldn’t determine a big swelling and we are going to Asia tomorrow, we decided to get my hand checked by a doctor as soon as we get back to Cairns.
    We arrived there at 6 pm. 2 hours, a doctor’s opinion, an x-ray and 650$ later, we knew the diagnosis is “hand vs rock” and I had probably a tiny bone fracture. I should rest the hand the next week and get another x-ray if the pain continues in a week.
    Well that was the last day of our Australia adventure 🤣. We are so relieved that it is nothing more serious!

    Heute haben wir uns ein Auto gemietet, um die Umgebung von Cairns zu erkunden. Gemeinsam mit Chrissi begannen wir früh am Morgen, um zunächst eine Sichtungstour von Salzwasserkrokodilen zu machen. Leider wurde die Tour in letzter Minute wegen zu geringer Teilnehmerzahl abgesagt. Sehr Schade.... aber wir setzten unsere Fahrt zu den Josephine Falls fort. Dort genossen wir eine Abükühlug und die berühmte Steinrutsche. Als Matthias und ich versuchten zusammen zu rutschen, ging natürlich etwas schief. Ich rutschte schon im sitzen um ihn herum, verlor den Griff und landete bäuchlings auf ihm. Wir beide versuchten mit unseren Händen einen Zusammenstoß mit den Felsen zu verhindern. Meine Hand hat Dave irgendwie verloren.... Relativ sicher am Ende dr Rutsche angekommen fühlte icmeine rechte Hand anfangs nicht allzu sehr!
    Wir genossen den Rest unserer Zeit dort und setzten die Fahrt in Richtung Millaa Millaa fort. Als Matthias mit dem Auto fuhr, bemerkte er einen „Regenwaldspaziergang Park mit Plattformen und wir beschlossen spontan diesen uns anzusehen. Wir machten einen schönen Spaziergang durch den Mamu Tropical Skywalk. Wir genossen einige erstaunliche Ausblicke vom Der Baumkrone des Regenwaldes bis zu den Weiten des Wooroonooran Regenwaldes und des Johnstone River. Beim Gehen nahm der Schmerz in meiner Hand bereits zu...
    Nach dem Spaziergang setzten wir die Fahrt zu den Millaa Millaa Wasserfälle fort. Dort genossen wir ein Mittagessen mit einem schönen Blick auf den Wasserfall.
    Da die Schmerzen in meiner Hand immer stärker wurden, wir keine große Schwellung feststellen konnten und wir morgen nach Asien fliegen werden, beschlossen wir meine Hand von einem Arzt untersuchen zu lassen, sobald wir wieder in Cairns waren.
    Wir kamen dort um 18 Uhr an. 2 Stunden, die Meinung eines Arztes, ein Röntgenbild und 650$ später wussten wir, dass die Diagnose "Hand vs. Stein" lautet und ich wahrscheinlich eine kleine Knochensplittererung hatte. Ich sollte die Hand die nächste Woche ausruhen und eine weitere Röntgenaufnahme machen, wenn die Schmerzen in einer Woche nicht besser wurden.
    Nun, das war der letzte Tag unseres Australien-Abenteuers 🤣. Wir sind so erleichtert, dass es nichts Ernsteres ist!
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  • Day60

    Skywalk and a Swim

    October 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Of course the Zohars were the last to leave the caravan park at Paronella Park this morning. By the time we left at 10am visitors were already exploring the park.

    We drove out and parked just outside so we could walk on the suspension bridge over the waterfall. Then we ate some yoghurt, fruit and muesli for brekky as we hadn’t eaten yet, before heading off to the nearby Mamu Skywalk, also owned by the current owners of Paronella Park.

    The drive to the skywalk was gorgeous, full of rolling green hills, sugar cane and banana fields, cute little towns and the ever present green-clad mountains all around.

    Again we did the skywalk separately. Lucky for us the day turned out less hot and humid than we have had for the last couple of weeks. It made walking through the forest and out on to the cantilevered walkways much more pleasant. We both felt the skywalk was a fantastic way to see both the forest floor as well as its canopy.

    By the time we both did the skywalk and then ate lunch in our caravan it was getting late so we decided to find somewhere to free camp nearby before heading back to the coast tomorrow. Given the cooler weather we felt we would cope without air conditioning for tonight.

    We found a lovely camp beside a gorgeous fresh water bubbling river complete with small rapids. We parked alongside facing the river and enjoyed the late afternoon by the river, even sneaking in a swim after some locals came by and told us it was fine to swim in. We both braved the water and ended up sitting in the rapids - which made a great spa pool. Cadbury enjoyed frolicking in the water fetching stones and burying his head in the water to pick up the stones.

    We ate an easy dinner sitting outside enjoying the cool night air until the twilight turned to blackness all around us.

    Time to head inside and make a cuppa and find something sweet to go with it.

    G’night from our river rapid camp xx
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