After having sailed along nearly one third of Australian coast without spotting a single dangerous beast, it is unavoidable to start thinking that there is a lot of exaggeration (although we do not forget the croc spotted by Stargazer in Morris island the day after we walked on the same beach…).
Then, just on the day before our departure, we spot the local newspapers’ headlines: “tourist killed by a croc!!”.
Apparently the poor fellow had ventured on the river’s shore near Cooktown (where we have been not more than a couple of weeks ago) and disappeared: only remainders, a pair of sandals found several hundred meters one from the other, the camera and a watch on the shore.
It is suspected that he may have been attacked by a large croc which is know to frequent the area!…