1 June 2018: It’s another early beach beginning for 6.30am to catch a golden sunrise. Our monument is still remaining pride of place for last night. We depart for a day of exploring the region and begin with this little rainforest walk that was a 2km loop track that featured Cassowary’s; it’s located just after South Mission Beach heading back to the Bruce Hwy. We head from here to the Township of Tully (11am) we arrive, have a look and decide to push on for a swim at Aligators Nest. It’s a beautiful drive through the cane and you end up in the mountains / rainforest. Aligators nest is this stunning intersection of two creeks, the water is pristine clear and fresh; it’s turquoise! We swim here for ages and Louis and push up walking and climbing upstream through the rapids and boulders; truly amazing. After this we decide to walk the entire length of Tully main street and purchase Tully a few gifts from Tully. It’s now 3.30pm and we drive 45min north on the Bruce Hwy (we are mad) to Etty Bay in the hope of seeing a Cassowary. We meander our way through the cane farms, drive up over the headland and arrive at Etty Bay; it’s stunning. I can’t believe it, just as we pull up, there is a Cassowary walking directly in front of me up from the beach. It’s casually walking through the van park that is situated directly on the main beach front. I end up getting so close to it, it’s stunning and it’s feet and talons are huge! We return back to Mission Beach, head to the beach for an evening fire on the beach.