Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 19 continued - As the National Park has no power and no showers (only eco friendly hand pump toilets), we welcomed the invitation to join the other families for dinner at the Cape Tribulation Jungle Bar. Cape Trib is an interesting mix of wild tropical rainforest and rapidly growing tourism especially for backpackers. The Jungle bar was great and it reminded us of Bali. We all had a great night exchanging stories and the nine children found a great young girl called Ashleigh who loved children and was happy to look after the kids playing pool for over an hour. I’m not sure if this was the night that Tim, her boyfriend had planned, but he joined in and they all seemed to have a great night. Finally we returned to our campsite that was extremely spooky in the pitch black of the dense rain forest and surrounded but the rustling of foraging animals and many strange noises. It continued to lightly rain but interestingly, most of the moisture seemed to be caught by the plants and did not hit the ground.

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