‘Here and there’ is Paula’s Thursday’s Special theme this week. My first photo, I almost used for the WPC ‘Curves’, but then decided it would be more suitable for this challenge.
A few years ago, we were privileged to travel on the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, from the city of Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rain forest. This railway, which has been in operation for over 120 years, has 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges, built by the pioneers of tropical North Queensland, many of whom lost their lives while working on it.
Here is a look back out of the window, as it wound its way through the tropical mountain ranges.
What an unforgettable journey this was as we made our way uphill through rain forests and past spectacular waterfalls, before joining the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for the journey back down again.
Happy Sunday to you all.
not good if you ahve a fear of heights!
I guess so, but that’s not one of my phobias. 🙂
That is an iconic journey there and back I love it. Been there and would like to go back
Me too, Pauline. 🙂
Simply gorgeous! 🙂
Thanks so much, Dajena. 🙂
You are welcome Sylvia.
Please enjoy a beautiful weekend!
You’ve certainly travelled to some fascinating and exciting places Sylvia…love sharing them with you now 🙂 xx
Yes, we’ve been around quite a bit. 🙂 I’m really happy to be able to share my travel photos here. xx
hai fatto bene a ricordare il sacrificio di tante vite che hanno concorso al progresso della civiltà in luoghi tanto belli e sperduti!
*Big Sigh!* Yes, we must never forget to be grateful to those pioneers who have bravely gone before, even when we are having fun on holiday. xx
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I’ve been on that train and its a wonderful ride, Sylvia 😀 Great picture for the ‘here and there’ theme! 😉
Thanks, Diane. Yes it was really great. We loved our Aussie trip and would have liked to see more.
Must be a wonderful trip.
Thanks, Marylou. Yes it was. 🙂
What a pretty scene.
Thanks, Fi. 🙂
This looks like such an intriguing journey Sylvia. I absolutely love the train photo. I think it so kind of them to have the train colored orange. So effective for the image. 🙂
Thanks, Sue, Yes, it was really wonderful, and I also love the bright orange train. 🙂
Now if you had someone hanging out of it that might add to the excitement. If they could be in a red jacket that would be nice. 🙂
You don’t ask for much, do you? 😆
perfect for the challenge, Sylvia! must have been a special trip 🙂
It was an amazing trip, and we packed so much in over the six weeks we were travelling. 🙂
Yes, brilliant idea and very nice photos. Tell me please which of the two do you like better?
I think the train photo is my favourite.
I am very happy we agree 🙂 xx
Yes, such a good photo of the Kuranda Scenic railway for a challenge, you wonder how they made some of the railways in the world don’t you?
Yes, it’s amazing. We’ve watched TV programmes about the making of the railways in different countries. So many workers died from accidents and disease in the olden days.
Yes, we saw something similar..I was surprised at just how many died.
Wunderschöne Fotos ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag und eine schöne neue Woche lieber Gruß und Umarmung Gislinde
Thanks so much, Gislinde. Hugs back to you. 🙂 xx
wonderful and scary!! 😀
No, not scary……exhilarating. 😀
that’s the combination part for me lol!
Wow.. An awe dropping wow!!!!
It certainly was, Kathy. 🙂
We did that trip this time last year. I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as we did. It’s a beautiful part of our country.
Yes, it’s absolutely wonderful. We also did a 7 day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef. Totally awesome!
Snap! Guess what we are doing next week, with some friends – a seven day Barrier Reef cruise. On the countdown now.
How wonderful! I envy you. We did a Captain Cook’s cruise, and I ended up singing and playing piano one evening, which got us onto the Captain’s table. 🙂
Ours is with P&O and we are very much looking forward to it now. What a thrill for you to be at the Captain’s table.
Yes, we were on his table for the whole week. He was quite a character. 🙂
With 2000 passengers, that’s not likely to happen to us. Maybe I should email him and let him know I’ll be on board, and I’m bringing the famous yodelling world traveller and blogger Justin Beaver with me!
I think you really should. Tell him that he can become famous on WP. 😅 There were only about 100 passengers on our cruise. Your ship must be really big.
Perhaps Justin Beaver will get to do some work experience as a ship’s captain. It’s happened before, when Justin and Manny went whale watching with Marsha and me in Maui. Justin is definitely not backward in coming forward. https://theadventuresofjustinbeaver.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/watching-and-waiting/
Haha….. I see what you mean. 😀
It’s a whopper!
I’d rather the train over the cable car, Sylvia, but only because I was in one once that broke down. Great photos of both forms of transport however!
Thanks, Tom. I think that must have been a terrifying experience. 😯
Sounds fun. Want to go back? Trains are such fun. Have a great Sunday, too, Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks so much, Marsha. 🙂 xx
What a fab journey, I’d be happy with both directions 🙂
I know you would, Gilly. 🙂
up by trani and down by cable. I would also have done it so. 🙂
Yes it’s the best way to do it. 🙂
Ek hou van die lyne!
Thanks, Tina. 🙂
Happy Father’s Day to your hard working hubby!
Thanks, Nancy. Yes, he’s hard at work, but we’re going our for an early dinner. 🙂
That is a long curve of the train. It make me stick my head out and look out too.
Yes, I agree with you. It was a very long train. 🙂
Trains I love but I’ll be honest, cable cars always give me the Heebie Jeebies.
As Sandy Shaw once sang I feel ”… like a puppet on a string.”
Nice photos , if I squint through one eye to prevent the vertigo!
The cable car was wonderful, because we had it all to ourselves and there were several interesting stops along the way. Luckily, neither of us suffers from vertigo. 🙂
Yeah …. lucky you.
I couldn’t even wear platform soles as a teenager. Imagine how my self-esteem suffered at the disco next to all those really ”tall” people. I nearly had to go for therapy.
😆 How tall are you? You look like you’re quite a reasonable size.
1:79. 5’10” in ”old money”
I used to have a pair of white platform soles that I ended up not wearing as I kept banging my head on the lintel over the entrance to the dispensary and the staff room in the first salon I worked at as an apprentice!
Perfect height, I would say. No platform soles needed, and at least you didn’t get rude people asking you, “So, what’s the weather like up there?” 🙂
Great photos! A memorable trip indeed!
Thanks, Jill. Yes it really was. I could do that again. 🙂
Looks like a trip that you’ll never forget – amazing photographs. Happy Sunday to you ~
Thanks so much, Mary. 🙂
I forget what a well traveled lady you are. I love the first, Ad. Makes me feel like going somewhere. Sorry, hon- not feeling argumentative today 🙂 Happy Sunday!
Hahaha Looking at my travel photos makes me also feel like going ‘somewhere’. I just said to hubby.”As soon as you’ve finished the house, we’ll probably pack our bags and leave on a trip.” He agreed. 😀
Fantastic shot. So chuffed to say I’ve done this trip. During my honeymoon. Loved it. Thank you for the memory
Thanks, Ruth. What a wonderful place to go for your honeymoon. We did this on our first round-the-world trip. 🙂
wow, that must have been amazing to do
That must have been a great trip. My husband and I would like to take the train from Toronto to Victoria, Canada one day. It’s supposed to be spectacular, especially in Glacier National Park.
That sounds like a really great trip, Janet. I’ve been to both places, but not done the train journey.
I love the train photo!
Thank you. 🙂
What a wonderful trip that must have been Sylvia! 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. Yes it part of a round-the -world trip we did, which also incorporated our son’s wedding in Tahoe.
Thanks, Anna. 😘
Looks amazing Sylvia!
Thanks, Nicole. It was very special indeed. I’d love to do it all again one day. 🙂