Day 100 Big Bird (not ‘Canary Yellow’ though)

Route details: Tully – Wongaling Beach 22/9
23Kms; 1hr 30m

We have been on the road 100 days now and after the decision to pull out of the Cairns to Darwin leg and in fact stop cycle touring altogether after getting to Cairns we have lost the motivation for doing long days or decent speeds so today we are traveling just 20 odd ks.  These were 20 difficult ks, as humidity was up …

But one thing was clear almost immediately, we were in Cassowary country.  This is a emu like bird that is known for being rather vicious.

Like with most Aussie wild life you expect to see signs on the road side, but not the real deal.

They were particularly worried about vehicles being attacked by these birds.

Then a few Ks down the road we actually came across a real one. (check out bottom right corner)  It just watch us go by and carried on eating.  U can see they are masters of disguise.

Colette continued her series of photos with the giants.

Check out the beach, no waves but they just seem to get better and better.  But look out for the stingers.

Only minutes from the beach there is fill on over-grown rain forest with amazing trees.

Bob the builder’s 4 wheeler was on holiday at the beach too.

GPS Route Map
Data from Garmin Edge 305 via SportsTracks with GoogleMaps

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