Beach clean-up a beauty
LIFE is pretty good when you hit the road to clean up a beautiful Australian beach - Cape Kimberley in the Daintree - and four overseas wildlife volunteers offer their services and come and help out.
We were also joined at the Wildlife Habitat car park by about 20 other environmentally-minded locals from Port Douglas and Cairns and headed off.
Cape Kimberley’s a special part of the world, the Daintree rainforest comes right down to the beach, as does the midges and mossies as the volunteers found out - they are all still scratching a week later.
It was a fun day but hard work as the group collected about half-a-tonne of rubbish along a 4km stretch of a white sandy beach.
A group of friendly locals treated the whole crew to a thank you barbecue and a cooling swim in their pool.
On the way home we also jumped in the Mossman River for a refreshing swim, it helped wash of the mossies, sand, cool down the sunburnt skin and gave us all a good chance to chat.
I will be taking the bus to the next clean up, so keep posted and the dates will go up soon.
Heidi and the crew at Tangaroa Blue does this kind of fantastic work all the time, support them when you can.