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Daintree River Cruise (again)

Day 48 - Thursday 27 June 2013

On the way in to Mossman for a coffee and papers we noticed that the sugarcane harvest is now in full swing, with harvesters, large cane trucks, and very long cane trains on the move. The Mossman Sugar Mill is the northern-most sugar mill in Queensland producing more than 100,000 tonnes of sugar between June and November each year. The raw sugar is transported by road to the bulk sugar terminal in Cairns in large 40 tonne trucks.

Sugar cane ready to harvest

Sugar cane ready to harvest

Recently harvested cane fields

Recently harvested cane fields

Cane train headed for the Mill

Cane train headed for the Mill

Loaded cane train

Loaded cane train

Mossman Sugar Mill

Mossman Sugar Mill

After lunch we returned to the Daintree River for a second cruise with the same company that operated our cruise two days ago. They had provided us with a Pass Out allowing us to come back for a second cruise on either of their two cruise boats. Todays cruise was on a boat operating further down the river near the ferry crossing.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Cormorant drying its wings

Cormorant drying its wings

A 70 year old male crocodile about 4.3 metres long

A 70 year old male crocodile about 4.3 metres long

Look Ma - no teeth

Look Ma - no teeth

A 30 year old female crocodile about 3 metres long

A 30 year old female crocodile about 3 metres long

A 13 year old male crocodile about 2 metres long

A 13 year old male crocodile about 2 metres long

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