Fea­tured Letter

Australian Geographic - - Your Say -

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.

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