On Monday afternoon I headed over to the Cairns Botanic Garden (and the nearby Mount Whitfield Conservation Park). I got to see some cool plants and flowers, as well as this rather odd looking bird known as an Australian Bush-turkey. I would have stayed longer but a hike in the Conservation Park was very draining — not to mention disappointing. After hiking up and up and up in temperatures in the high 80s I finally reached a lookout. Okay, so I reached a platform with a view of trees. And between the trees I could see…(wait for it) the airport! Not exactly the view I was expecting after a long, sweaty, tiring climb.
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The Rev. Gary J. Meade is an Episcopal priest currently serving as the rector of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee. This blog will host photos and reflections from Gary's sabbatical from September through December, 2019. (Dig deeper and you'll find material from his first sabbatical in 2014.) View all posts by Gary Meade