Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Photos from Australia, 2016, Part IX: Skyrail and Kuranda Heritage Train

Another day in Cairns, and it consisted of riding above a jungle canopy for seven kilometers or so, eating lunch in a silly tourist town (Kuranda, I think), and heading back to Cairns via a train through mountains.

First hill from the origin station.  Four stations total, if I recall, including the start and finish.

High enough to see a cruise ship either coming into or leaving port.

Been a while since I've seen that much jungle in one spot.  Although, to be fair, that's not really that much jungle.

A basket fern.  They grow on the tops of other trees.  Australia has a lot of plants that are parasitic to host plants.  Although "parasitic" might be the wrong word in this instance.  Symbiotic, maybe?

Waterfalls over a dammed part of some river.  There's a hydroelectric plant.  I took picture, but I'm not posting any.

Remember this guy.  I have a bad joke coming in a future post.

High above... some river.

That there is crocodile on top of kangaroo on top of mashed potatoes.  Sadly, due to the chef, it didn't taste that great.

Weird signpost.  Next to a Japanese couple in danger of losing their child.

The opposite side of the canyon.  If you look closely, you can see one of the Skyrail towers, top right.

Taking the train back.  Got kinda boring.

These people clearly don't want to live near civilization.  Except when they need new solar panels.

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