10 Dec 2009 Australia 2009 Photo Gallery: Day 14 by Kirk | posted in: Australia 2009 | 0 Here’s the photos for Day 14. Yesterday was all about a rain forest and butterflies. So that’s what you’ll see. Getting ready to jump on the SkyRailI’m in!So am I!It’s raining … in the rain forest.Getting highMisty viewsFirst impressions of the rainforestSpookyLooking back to the East (Pacific Ocean in the distance)Clouds over the canopyBeautiful GreenDisappearing into the voidA Walk in the woodsOne of the tall(est) treesThese ferns do not harm the tree they grow onStill wet & rainySpring-likeWalkways through the rain forestGondola approaching!… and leaving!Different leavesRain drops keep falling on my head …What a view!A moment in timeGoing down!Over the rain forestTree topsInto the bushes …Spooky againMuch more green!Flying over the canopyIncredible viewsHeheStill mistySome areas are clearing up a bitLook closely: Barron Falls are emerging from the mist!Walking towards the falls lookoutThe lower damBarron FallsMore water down the fallsLooking across to the power stationThe Barron RiverKuranda Station of the SkyRail Rainforest CablewayHoney, I’m home!Same here!At the Buttlerfly Sanctuary in KurandaTons of little flutter-bysTrying to hide.Three in a row.Iiiiiiiiihhhhhh! It’s touching my camera!In flight enterainmentApproachHiding the bright bluePretty slimeven from the back sidePrettyHungryLunch time!LandingThe usual lunch crowdresting on a branchWaiting to take offIn motionSpreading its wingsMoving wings individually from each otherThreesome! Woo woo!Pretty boyLooking a bit angry, mate?Trying to blend inMore in flight entertainmentTesting the groundsThe Hercules Moth – still in caterpillar stageI see orange!NiceCrawley creatures!Sauerkraut! (and Weisswurst)Kaeseknacker! (und Brot!)Mmmm.Austria vs. Australia – clearly a difference (in flags, at least!)Turning purpleTaking the train? Not this time …Artfully decoratedThe 4 stations of the SkyRailOver the Barron RiverLooking back …Flying over the rain forest once againApproaching the stationApproaching the next stationLooking down towards the fallsBarron Falls – wide angle viewBarron River valleySkyRail over Barron FallsAll smiles & knees!Tree topsMore trees!Clouds are pulling awayWild cockatoos in the rain forestOver the rain forest canopyHmmm … where to go!?Approaching the end of our excursionOverlooking the area north of CairnsComing down the mountainPoor litttle 1/2″ frogs getting squished all over the place.The loo.The common area of our room.The bed.Our view from the Sydney Marriott (over Kings Cross).