This message is sighted as you board the ferry
to cross the crocodile-infested Daintree River.
The deck was only about 2 feet above water level.
If you had seen some of these huge monsters
basking in the sun, there must be some silly people
in the world, of which I am one.
On my first night in Cairns, I wandered down to the beach,
noted that there was no one else in the water,
then walked into ankle-deep water for a minute or two.
I passed the
crocodiles; no swimming
warning as I was leaving.
The sign was strategically placed facing the water.
Technically I did not swim, however rest assured
I did not enter tropical water again.
According to Google, Rottnest Island is 33.1 kilometres
west of Perth in the Indian Ocean.
After seeing rhinos in the wild and
up close at Botswana’s,
Khama Rhino Sanctuary,
I thoouught that perhaps 100 metres
should have been the safe distance.
The message is; it’s painless…
I did not find out if it was true.