ON A MISSION
Your article Into The Wet (AG 138) paints an enthralling picture of the Wet Tropics of far north Queensland (FNQ). I am familiar with most of the locations and activities it describes, having lived in that area for 22 years. I was fortunate to live and work near the sugarcane/banana town of Tully and beautiful Mission Beach. While I enjoyed Jeremy Bourke’s text and Don Fuchs’ images, I was sad no mention was made of Mission Beach other than on the map and in a description of nearby Djiru National Park. In my opinion, the Mission Beach area comprises some of the most picturesque
FNQ experiences – and I saw much of the region during my years there! It is classic Wet Tropics, with rainforests, cassowaries, Ulysses and Cairns birdwing butterflies and amazing beaches with stunning views to offshore islands. The author enlarges on many experiences and attractions connected to the article’s theme. But I find it astounding that there is virtually no inclusion of magnificent Mission Beach! PAUL STEVENS, HOPE ISLAND, QLD Ed: Thanks, Paul, we will add that to our bucket list of destinations yet to be covered by AG.