Watching sunrise over the ocean is always special. It is even better when done in the warmth of tropical north Queensland. After a few days of bland sunrises, on this morning the sky and clouds created a blissful backdrop to this palm tree on Cairns' Clifton Beach. Leaning towards the waters of the Great Barrier Reef this palm tree epitomised the tropical feeling of this coastline. With beaches for miles in either direction, I felt like I was on a tropical island.