A long way up

Wed 26th October 2011

The climb to the lighthouse was 280 metres above sea level. That’s a lot of steps and a lot of pain!

Matt

Matt says...

One thousand two hundred meters at a constant incline through the jungle in Flip-flops is no fun! Won’t be doing that again any time soon. The view was worth the pain though!

 
Claire

Claire says...

It took us over 40 minutes to climb to the top and that was at a constant incline. In 33 degree heat too, phew!

 

Monkeys Part 2 – Evil!

Wed 26th October 2011

Once at Monkey Beach, we headed right to the end to climb the hill to the lighthouse. The path was guarded by some monkeys, one of which was very angry!

Matt

Matt says...

When a group of Monkeys start shrieking and howling in the trees where you are walking, it’s a good idea not to stop and look at them. A couple got very angry and decided to charge! Claire ran for the hills, I took a photo. That’s one evil looking Monkey!

 
Claire

Claire says...

I don’t think he took kindly to us being there. I actually saw it snarl at me, good job these monkeys weren’t too big!

 

Jungle trekking

Wed 26th October 2011

It was an hour and ¾ trek to Monkey Beach, but we thought we’d give it a go. Not the best idea we’ve ever had in flipflops, but it was fun!

Matt

Matt says...

It may look like Claire was skipping along the path but it was actually quite a trek! Flip-flops were a bad idea!

 
Claire

Claire says...

I’m really surprised my flipflops held out, some of the declines were pretty sharp!

 

Monkeys Part 1 – Friendly

Wed 26th October 2011

We decided we hadn’t seen enough wildlife recently so today we explored The National Park. On the way in we met several monkeys chilling by the beach.

Matt

Matt says...

Our first Monkey experience of he day, a friendly one too. They were just sitting around watching the world go by, not a care in the world!

 
Claire

Claire says...

Our first sighting of wild monkeys! And friendly little dudes too.

 

Attacus Atlas moth

Tue 25th October 2011

This moth is the largest in the world. It also earns the nickname the ‘Snake’s Head Moth’ because both tips of it’s forewings look like snake’s heads.

Matt

Matt says...

Imagine one of these Moths flying around your 100W light bulb! It would give you a fright as it’s the size of your open palm!

 
Claire

Claire says...

This moth was seriously huge, it has a wingspan of 8 inches!

 
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