So I thought that I would share a walk through an ancient landscape, full of mystery and magic, faeries, ferns and frogs princes, towering palms and deep pools containing the elixir of life and sparkling, colourful gem stones everywhere, of every shape and every size imaginable for the #WednesdayWalk Created by the inspiring @Tatoodjay- a place that made me so alive in so many ways and puts such a smile of joy, wonder and amazement on my face still, even though I'm living in another dimension, another universe far, far away, it #makesmesmile with @ElizaCheng
This place is called the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland and although not an island, the only way to get there on the main coastal road is by crossing the Croc infested Daintree River on the old ferry, otherwise you have to drive hours around to get there.
ALL photos are mine from my life living there over a period of 3 years back in 2000 to 2004 and there was a year in between living and working on Hamilton Island as a Food and Beverage Supervisor. Some photos were taken in 2014/2015 when I was up staying with friends there
So I hope that you enjoy my jungle tour today as much as I loved taking you on the tour and living there (and can't wait to go back again!)
So we start off here, heading north into the wilds of the Daintree Rainforest, a literal jungle and where the Rainforest really does meet the Reef.
Looking north, we can see see the little Cane Sugar town of Mosman and then you can see Thornton's Peak in the background
Looking over some of those canefields
And now we arrive at the infamous Daintree River to cross over on the internationally renown Daintree Ferry.
That's right STOP! And don't even think about getting outside you car, cause you might fall in and the next thing you know is that you have a rather large, long and razor sharp set of Crocodile teeth chomping on your bottom!
Now we have crossed over into the Daintree and are standing on the top of Alexandra Range lookout with the mouth of the Daintree River in the background.
And then what is the first thing that you do when you have been driving in the heat and humidity for hours?*
*Well you follow the secret pathway so you can dive right into one of those life giving swimming holes- just not the ones with the Crocs in them though.
And then you start seeing the forest dwellers everywhere, even under the water here
And then you notice the colourful gems everywhere too, littered all about you, colouful, shining, bright and of all shapes and all sizes
And then as you journey along, you come across some of the prehistoric local inhabitants- the incredible Cassowary dad and his chick, having an afternoon snack
And then as you adventure through this magical and mysterious realm, you see the Queen- known in our language as Thornton's Peak, standing tall, watching over you, bewitching you as her proud bosom invisibly heaves silent breath into the land and the animals around her great girth, luring you into her embrace as she whispers sweet promises in your ear, urging you to climb up into her ancient and mysterious arms, but as much as you want to- you need to, as hard as it is to resist the temptation, you know that you must, cause you know that you'll never, ever want to come back down from her loving and free embrace again....
And in this magical paradise, we find flowers, beads and Birds of Paradise too
And then after we revel in their beauty, we come across Thornton's Beach, to stare out at the sea, looking south
Then looking north
And then seeing the dreamy little island just beyond reach (in those Croc infested waters...)
And then stand staring with utter amazement at the sand beneath your feet wondering just how those little balls got there- trillions upon trillion of them made by the little sand nymphs (crabs)
And so you've come from the south, now you decide to walk north along the beach in the direction of Cape Tribulation and you come across these internationally infamous bouncing stones, bound to make women pregnant and bound to curse those that take them home. Legend of the Daintree and truth of the indigenous women of the land that you are standing on.
And then on the way back to your home, you see these gorgeous faeries, dancing in the light breeze, after a cleansing shower to clean their pretty petals and their luscious leaves.
And then you arrive home....https://www.premashanti.com.au/ **to sit on your meditation rock with Buddha **
And stare out at the Butterfly faeries hovering over the red flowers- that ofcourse disappear!
And you're home, after a magical day to relax and have an even more magical evening as the night forest comes to life to light up your night, to show you it's sights and make it the most extraordinary night of your life.
Ahhh..... now I'm home to dream of Mother Mountain and all of her furry, scaley, hairy, feathery, wiry, soggy, slimy, tiny, enormous, hooved, clawed, webbed and padded footed children too! 🐠🐃🐌🕷🐍🐓🦆🐸🐁🐿🦋🐢🐞🦍🐈🦆🐥🐜🦑🐛🐄🦇🐪🦏🐳🐊🦀🦌🐖🐢🐏🐋🐝🐒🐙🐠🐃🐌🕷🐍🐓🦆🐸🐁🐿🦋🐢🐞🦍🐈🦆🐥🐜🦑🐛🐄🦇🐍🐓🦆🐸🐳🐊🦀🐪🦏🐳🐊🦀🦌🐖🐢🐏🐋🐝🐒🐙🐠
And unless otherwise stated- ALL photographs are my originals taken by me sometime in the past decade or so somewhere in my travels and as such, ofcourse they are subject to all international IP and copyright laws and I may have already used them for my own commercial purposes here https://www.redbubble.com/people/CHOCOLATESCORPI/shop And here https://fineartamerica.com/art/chocolatescorpi, So please ask first if you want to use any of them as we wouldn't want you getting into trouble. Thank you 😀
If you have made it this far, then you are absolute champions and I thank you so much for reading my blog tonight and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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