Cockatoo Hill Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Beverage Selection
- Free parking
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... an early morning skinny dip which I saw through my superzoom lens! The day followed much the same pattern as yesterday but without the swim. We read, walked along the beach, and bird-watched punctuated by cuppas and meals. In the late afternoon we got out maps and debated the merits of changing our plans to visit a far away dream ...
... there a few times already. There a quite a few tea and coffee plantations on the way.
I was a bit excited to get some time at the shops at Mareeba - clearly I have been on the road too long! Mare a is bigger than I remembered and funnily enough, has three big tyre stores, so the trip to the coast to get tyres was a complete waste of time.
Mt Carbine is our stop for a few days to prepare for our big trip and to store the van. It's ...
Raining again, so we thought it may be a good day to have a go at the Bloomfield track (without the van), headed off and just after we started on the track we had to cross a river, not that deep but a bit scary, David really enjoyed it. The track was quite different in places, crossing creeks with water in them, crossing creeks with just boulders, climbing really ...
... beautiful and dense. Trees clamber on top of each other here, scouring the canopy for sunlight. Vines that the locals call wait-awhile hang with razor sharp hooks and every leaf seems to have deadly spikes. Peter tells us that the path avoids the most dangerous species of plant, which, apparently, can as good as burn you for life with its sting. There was a lot of talk on the way up about tree kangaroos and cassowary birds, which are like six foot tall ...
... dive site, fair coral but quite a lot of sand. They often see turtles here, but sadly not today. However there was a very big cuttle fish, that stayed patiently with us while multiple photos were taken. It must have been a bit unpleasant for the snorkellers though, because there was a swell on the surface at each of the dive sites. However Garry heard their guide giving a far more compressive briefing of what they might see, ...