Mishaps happen as we travel, they can happen anywhere.
Mine was no big deal, well not to me it wasn't.
It happened at Cape Tribulation.
Took the photo below put the lens back on my camera, took a few steps as we do, next thing I was flat on my face, forgot to pick my feet up, well, it happens.
Thought what have I done, had a stinging face and nose.
Sunglasses deeply scratched and they had dug into my nose which cut it between my eyes.
Deep cuts over and around my nose.
Two cuts inside my lip which my teeth did.
Deep cut from my lip to my nose.
Left arm a lot of skin off.
Left knee cut in many places with gravel in them and same for arm.
Left hand cut on the top.
Left thumb hurt.
Hole in trousers.
Lens of camera broken.
No other bones were broken or damaged.
I consider myself extremely lucky because all kinds of things could have happened - who knows a crocodile could have been near :)
Took 1 hour to get to the barge to across the Daintree River, then I can't recall how far it was drive to the Emergency Department of the nearest Hospital.
Didn't really need to go there I thought, expect to have a Tetanus injection.
Anyway I was treated immediately by 4 Dr.'s and I do believe they had not much to do.
Having been in Charge of an Emergency Department when Nursing I wasn't fazed by it all, just took it in my stride. When all said and done I had seen worse, much worse.
So moved on.
A trip a week later to the camera store in Cairns Central to buy a new lens for my Nikon DSLR D7100camera.