Monday, November 30, 2009

Back on Land

After 9 AMAZING days on a dive boat around Papau New Guinea, we have finally made it back to land. We are in Daintree Rainforest in far north Queensland, Australia...and it is beautiful! The place we are staying is a little eco-lodge smack dab in the middle of the woods...we've gotten to take a guided hike through the oldest living rainforest in the world (stuff dating back more than 150 million years! Makes the time we live seem so insignificant...) Haven't seen any crocs or kangaroos or koalas yet...but it is still really cool.

We've got tons of pics from our dive part of the trip and we'll post more about that later. For now we've got a busy afternoon of keeping our eyes out for the lodge's resident cassowary (it's a huge bird 4-5 ft tall named Fred) and then going to a local Aussie restaurant for dinner for some local fare...hopefully that's not where we see the crocs and roos!

Hope everyone at home had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We'll be home soon...