Our last 2 days in Cairns were slightly disrupted due to an unfortunate breakdown in Barry’s car that took 2 days to fix but luckily did not alter our travelling plans too much. We did get the chance to take a run up the northern beaches of Cairns and see Palm Cove so not all was lost.
From Cairns we travelled the 70 odd kms north to Port Douglas being the most northern part of the trip and famous for the world heritage listed Daintree National Park. We had a day trip up ‘through it seeing the iconic Cape Tribulation beach and did some walks in the rainforest which were beautiful. We also did 2 small cruises on the Daintree River and saw crocs ranging in size from 2 months old to an 80 year old about 4 mts. long, needless to say swimming in the river was not considered.
As we have previous mentioned the weather has not been too kind to us but the last day in Port Douglas was the big one for us going out to the Great Barrier Reef on a big cruiser and spending some time out there. The weather turned to make a perfect day which was great as we had a lot of fun, no swimming but going into the underwater observatory and the semi submersible, a glass sided boat to see the corals and fish. It was an amazing experience, the photos just not doing justice to the beauty. We had a great day out.
So now its time for heading south to the inevitable arrival home in about 2 weeks. Our 1st stop is here in Rollingstone (about 50kms north of Townsville) where we arrived yesterday and we are here for 2 nights, we are right on the beach and with a great view of the ocean with swaying palms, a little oasis.
Just a reminder that you can bring up all the photos and run them as a slide show if you want.
So for now that’s all folks.
Anne and Marco
Mum and Dad
AA and UM
GM and GD