Hot water

Today, we explored the Daintree National Rainforest, which is the largest rainforest in Australia, as well as the Port Douglas area of Queensland. One of the most striking things we found today was the Four Mile Beach, which was completely empty except for us. Apparently, there was a crocodile warning, so everyone was too scared to come to the beach. We went anyway just to take photos and feel the water for a bit. The sand was scorching on our toes, and as soon as we dipped our feet into the water, the water felt nearly hot, like the temperature you’d want to take a nice, comfortable bath in. The water was far warmer than it was when we were in Maui, which already was impressively warmer than the crazy cold waters I’ve felt at any beach in California, or even at Bondi Beach.

It’s crazy to think that this is the same exact ocean that California, Hawaii, and New South Wales have, yet the water feels so different in all these places. As we walked along the beach today and enjoyed the heat of the sun and the salt water, I kept thinking about how big this world is and how endless the places to discover are. There isn’t enough time to see or do everything. We’re just little people in a ridiculously large world.

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