FNQ: Day 3: Wednesday 26 April 2006

26 04 2006

Another 'tourist' day today, but by the end we were about 'touristed out' for a while!

After booking activities for Friday (Outer Reef trip) and Sunday (Kuranda skytrain and skyrail), we got back into our little tomato-red car (Hyundai Getz) and headed north. The destination: Cape Tribulation, the farthest north you can go on paved road on the eastern coast of Australia. The aim was to head north without stopping along the way and do the stops on the way back. So that's what we did.

The weather was quite nice – cloudy but fine, with moderate winds… a beautiful day for driving in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.

Some of the sights along the way: rainforest almost falling into the edge of the ocean, sugar cane plantations, "beware of crocodile" signs, Mossman Gorge, the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

To keep our stomachs in the state to which they've become accustomed, we stopped for lunch at the general store at Myall Creek – and what a lunch! Dave and I had the superb $10.50 fish and chips (the fish was Red Emperor, no less), and Jeff had the $10.00 steak sandwich (made with rib-eye steak [aka Scotch Fillet]). Great food, great value! Then we stopped for ice-cream at the Daintree Ice-Cream Factory. They only do four flavours at a time, in the one cup. And today's flavours were: banana, raspberry, wattleseed, and soursop. While we were having our ice-creams, lots of fabulous butterflies were flitting between the trees and bushes. Big blue Ulysses, gorgeous lime green ones, and other really large multi-coloured butterflies.

Port Douglas was the last stop and there we ended up at the Iron Bar to play pool and for the guys to have a couple of beers (cider in Dave's case).




One response

27 04 2006

Tell Dave his daughter says, “Don’t forget my Aero bars.” 😀

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