Chalk the walk

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Chalk the walk is one of the activities featured during the annual Cairns Festival. Amateur and professional artists are invited to create chalk-art on the Esplanade footpath.
This year it featured an exquisite 3D centrepiece by Jenny McCracken  depicting environmental damage to the nearby Great Barrier Reef. (click to enlarge final photograph)

 

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The Gordonvale Pyramid walk

The Gordonvale Pyramid is an imposing landmark 20 kilometres south of Cairns city.
Altitude; Almost 3000 feet.
Walking time; 4 hours
Degree of difficulty; Strenuous.

Photographs in order of progression up the mountain, including Gordonvale township with sugar mill in operation, cane fields, and Cairns city with Coral Sea in the background.

 

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Rainforest colour

In winter it’s difficult to find any colour except green in the rainforest. Yesterday I went in search of something different on the Mt Bartle Frere walking trail.
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I discovered some Illumination through a basket fern leaf (Drynaria spp) and new-growth leaves of vines and trees.

 

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…….and some colourful artefacts nailed onto trees every 100 metres to help me find my way back home again;

 

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