This has week has been filled with the most incredible experiences. We have seen turtles nesting at night on a coral island, and discovered an amazing underwater world as we snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef. We stopped at Rainbow Beach for a drink and happened upon a dolphin swimming right by the shore. This morning we sat surrounded by mountains shrouded in mist, drinking coffee and watching a kangaroo and its joey grazing just metres away.
There have been rainforests and beaches, mountains and lakes on our trip. All manner of creatures from bugs and butterflies to koalas and crocodiles (in a zoo rather than wild!).
We have also seen the fiercer side of nature, caught in incredible thunderstorms that made driving treacherous, as hailstones fell and branches blew into the road. There have been insect bites galore but luckily no sunburn despite the extreme sunshine earlier in the week.
It has been a truly memorable seven days, and I feel very lucky to have seen so much. Despite the extremes of weather, it has been a privelige to get to experience so much of nature up close and see so many animals in their natural habitats. An incredibly special week.