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 Cairns Tropical Zoo 'Skippy' Posing!

Cairns Tropical Zoo off Captain Cook Highway has twice daily wildlife presentations include giant saltwater crocodiles, stunning snakes, beautiful Red Pandas and Queensland's first Free Flight Bird Show. See dingoes, cassowaries and more.

Mean Looking Crocodile and....

Mean Looking Keeper!

Situated on one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, is another of nature’s rare gifts – beautiful Green Island.

 

Great Barrier Reef - Green Island

Green Island  Australia

Views From

Glass Bottomed Submarine

Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. It s one of Australia’s premier heritage sites and home to Green Island Resort.

Daintree River Train - the world's only river train in a World Heritage area.    Crocodile spotting is a popular activity  and many crocodiles live in the Daintree river and all other creeks in the area.

Daintree River Train

 M.V. Spirit of Daintree

A crocodile can swim 20km/h under water without a ripple on the surface and burst out with enough speed and power to drag a horse or cow into the water - you have been warned!!!

   

Skyrail glides over the rainforest

The Skyrail rainforest cableway is the most popular tourist attraction in North Queensland.  Stretching for 7.5 kilometres (4.7 miles), Skyrail is the world's longest gondola cableway.

   

Spectacular views in all directions

Gliding just feet above the rainforest canopy then descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest where you can get off at Skyrail’s two rainforest mid-stations for the ultimate tropical rainforest experience.

Cabo de Roca, Portugal -  is the most westerly point in Europe. Portugal is the only country in main land europe to be in the same time zone as the UK.

   

 

Cabo de Roca 'Bear Stone' Legend

Cabo de Roca - Bear Stone

Braga Northern Portugal  is  the third largest city in Portugal, it has one of the youngest populations in Europe and currently is a commercial and business center. The city is located among mountains in the Este and Cavado river valleys.

Braga, "Santa Barbara" Gardens - This is a great Italian Renaissance garden. Behind the Garden you can see the medieval walls of the Archbishop’s Palace.

Braga Cathedral - The old streets of Braga leading up to the Cathedral. The Cathedral was built between 1070 and 1093 on the remains of a Roman temple, it is apparently the oldest cathedral in Portugal.

     

Braga "Praça da Republica" square at night -  with the Banc De Portugal, Arcada open air restaurant and the famous music and light show fountain.

El Puerto De Santa Maria Ferry Spain

An easy way to visit Cadiz to avoid the stress of parking!

Cadiz July 2006 - 50th anniversary of the Tall Ships races, the four day event being seen by over a million visitors.

   

  

Shore leave - sailors in traditional uniform and in the riggin'

   

Juan Sebastian Elcano left, sun setting on the Class 'A's right.

 

Quaint narrow streets in Cadiz

Links - Cairns Tropical Zoo * Green Island * Daintree River * Skyrail * Tall Ships * Cadiz

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