Two Fruits

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cassowary & Cairns

Today:
Where:  Cairns, Qld
Dist:  6.55 km in 27'18" at 5' 42" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 23 degrees, humidity 34%, wind SSE 18 kmph

Arrived in Cairns on Monday, staying a week at least.
On the way we stopped at a rest area, a "Driver/Reviver" for lunch and a cuppa. Just as we were driving out, Mrs TF spotted this cassowary in the bushes. Apparently they are rarely seen so close to the main road, and the only place I have seen them in the wild is around the Mission beach area.
Care not to get too close, this image was taken with a zoom and then edited to get this close. Original picture taken from about 30 metres away.
They have sharp claws and can run like the wind. A fellow traveller from Victoria did get much close, very brave.
A short run today after no running for a week due to travelling and a couple of wet days at Midge Point, it's south of Prosperine near the Whitsundays.
Cyclone damage still evident in Cardwell & Tully, houses still with tarps on the roof, it's going to take a long time to fully clear the mess.

1 Comments:

  • That was a good sighting. Similarly, my mate spotted a Roadrunner in Arizona when we stopped the car so he could take a leak. I missed it!

    By Blogger Ewen, At June 16, 2011 at 7:15 PM  

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