July 31, 2012…Undara

A fun day of riding today…bittersweet…leaving Cairns.

We decided to ride the Savannah Way out of Cairns.  Wonderful dipping winding roads, with wooded views, and, way too much road works.  Grey kangaroos are frequently darting out in front of us…where there is one, there is always another!  The countryside turned into a Savannah woodland, and we started to see our first Bottle Trees.  We arrived at Undara around 2:30pm, set up camp and squeaked in on a 3:30 tour of the Lava Tubes.  These magnificent massive tubes are the largest in the world and were formed by the longest lava flow formed by a single volcanic creator. Some tubes still had the remnants of Aboriginal activity.  Later that night we attended the Undara community fire chat with a Milo in our new accordion cups that Dennis gifted us…Thanks Dennis!  Ranger Chris chatted about the Undara area then presented a very cool show on Winged Things…a fun, informative, and, very long day.  Night :)

Undara lava tubes

A bat in the Undara lava tubes.

This flock of birds is captivated by the German tourists...