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Week 75

River

My first contribution to the Pic and a Word Challenge.

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The Daintree River in Far North Queensland.

It is nearly five years since we visited Cairns,

the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest.

A beautiful stretch of water with some

unique ‘no swimming’ deterrents (crocodiles)

lazing in the sun.

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9 thoughts on “PIC-and-a-Word-Challenge_River

  1. Pingback: Golden ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #76 – Pix to Words

    • If you are seeking warmer weather…make sure you go north. We visited the Gold Coast (south of Brisbane) the following year, about the same time of year and we were a bit disappointed weather wise. But great theme parks etc. I like the Far North of Queensland best..

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      • <grin> I’m a Canadian. Anytime in QLD beats winter here. 🙂

        Haven’t made it further north in Queensland that Townsville, though in the NT I’ve made it to Darwin and Kakadu… where even in winter it was blistering hot!

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      • So I guess Melbourne’s 17 degrees, our coldest February (19/2017) day in twelve years, would sound okay to you. 😀 I spent three months in Canada, 1976, in Saskatchewan and was tempted to stay on for a white Christmas, until I saw jackets about four inches thick in a basement. 🤔🤔

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      • 17 degrees? Downright balmy!

        Even I wouldn’t be so silly as to spend Christmas in Saskatchewan. 😉

        I have a lot of Queenslander friends. I love it when they post the local temp, claiming something above freezing is ‘arctic’.

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      • Well even for a Victorian in February Shorts were no good, so a Queenslander would have frozen that day. Some Canadian friends visited New Year 2013. As we put their luggage in the car at the airport one notice a parka in the back of my car. I don’t think they believed me when I told them it was my winter jacket. 🙂 Then again I would not have believed Saskatchewan winter clothes were as thick had I not seen them. And I have seen Northerners shivering on an 80+ (Fahrenheit) degree day in Western Victoria.

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      • <grin> Perfect!

        Climate acclimation is a strange and marvelous thing in a world as mobile as ours has become. Travellers beware: climate shock can undermine the pleasure of a journey as much as culture shock.

        In 1998 I bicycled across China. I was joined in the middle part of the journey by an Alaskan, who wilted when we reached the desert, with its dry heat of 80+ (Fahrenheit). She took trains and buses from there, making sure to book AC class — air conditioned.

        Over the years of travel, I’ve developed a tolerance for both extremes. Actually, I love equally the deep desert heat, when the gravel crackles dryly underfoot and a single inward breath wicks all the moisture from your sandpaper tongue, as much as those icy-cold days on the ski-hill, when no one’s on the slopes (because they’re in the lodge guzzling hot chocolate) and the groomers have left mile-upon-mile of untracked corduroy, perfect days for high-speed cruisers with long, arcing turns while the air bites your cheeks and freezes your sinuses.

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      • After our coldest February day, yesterday February 27, was one of those days of the dry inward breathe. When on the farm I did not dislike the extremes because I had to be out inside in both. These days though too hot or too cold is, too bad. It can wait another day! 🙂

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