21-Dec-2017 Day 2 in Cairns, QLD, AU

This day we went to Cairns rainforest. We took skyrail from Smithfield over the whole rainforest, across ten towers and walked in three locations into the rainforest. We spent several hours in Kuranda, a town famous for a number of handicrafts stores.

Map of Australia

在进入缆车前,我们在当地纪念品店里逛,最好看的是这里特有的蓝色蝴蝶做成的各种冰箱贴、挂件、器皿等。

一进入雨林,甚是凉爽宜人,要知道外面是30多度的炎夏。穿着短衣短袖,在树林里容易被蚊虫叮咬。

缆车车厢可以做4-6个人,很幸运,有两段路程只有我俩坐一个缆车。掠过雨林上空,与飞鸟展翅,所有的植物枝叶尽收眼底,茂密的森林看不到底。到达山顶,远处的城镇和海面也呈现眼前。

我录了几段video,但目前没法上传,先贴照片。

Skyrail over Cairns rainforest
Walk in tropical rainforest

美好的阳光和清新的绿色,让我十分舒畅。所有的高大树木都会被另外多种植物共生或寄生,如蕨类和爬藤类,环绕着树干螺旋式上升。人类不也是这样升华吗?我们无法独自生长,需要环境和各种人事物的共同参与。也许生命本来就不分你我吧,只有高层次与低层次。

到达Kuranda!下了缆车,我们在此逗留,等待下午的火车回城。Kuranda好多手工艺品,风铃、羽毛装饰、土著特色的服装,大都是颜色极为艳丽夸张,价格对于我们穷学生来说还是有些贵。我啥也没买,只饱眼福。

Kuranda Railway Station是我最喜欢的地方。欧洲气息,河流绵长,花树绚烂,宁静典雅。

Kuranda Railway

Sooooo good!

我指向光明,指向希望,这小火车,载着我看尽山林,通往美好的未来。

好久没有坐火车了。想起自己从十几岁在外地上大学起,就一直坐各种铁皮火车,拥挤脏乱的车厢,难闻的气味和连续3天的硬座,就这样一年年的挺过来了,当时也没觉得有什么。现在体力明显下降,3天的硬座火车,恐怕再也坐不了了。

圣诞节快到了。节日让这里的气氛更加有趣。

We went to night market and Muddy’s Playground once again. The long beach looks quiet and romantic at night. I saw shining stars and lights. I heard people’s joy and birds’ songs.

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