We went to the Great Barrier Reef and I went snorkeling and I got stung by a jelly fish. I saw beautiful fish. I wanted to see a turtle but we didn't.
We went to the Daintree and cassowaries kept on coming to our tent. The Daintree is a national park. It is beach and rainforest. The rainforests had waterfalls. They are the oldest rainforest in the world, and it is even older then the Amazon. I made up a song about cassowaries. The beaches have different sand than in New Zealand.
We went to another national park, we camp there and there was a koala up in the tree.
These are the animals I have seen so far. Peacocks, cassowaries, lizards, frogs, wild pigs, kangaroos, ants, butterflies, tropical fish, coral, parrots, wild turkeys, wild horses, flying foxes (that is a type of bat), swamp hen (pukekos), crabs, ducks, dingos, emus, wallabies, crocodiles, dolphins, kookaburras, and the biggest spider I have ever seen, it was even bigger than my hand.
So this is the 21st of December to the second of January, 2009 and 2010. We still have two and a half weeks to go until we are in Melbourne.
- as told by Esmee