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... breakfast as we planned to do Port Douglas on the way back. The drive to Cape Tribulation is a lovely scenic drive next to the ocean with very windy roads. Then onto the ferry across the Daintree River which was all of a 5 min trip. We dock at the start of the Daintree National park and we start heading north towards Cape Tribulation. The roads are very narrow, windy, steep and lined with the very dense forest. Lots of single car bridge crossing and speed bumps to ...
... much as we anticipated, delightful & enjoyable. Rainforest to the road either side except where the ocean was on one side. A narrow winding road with lots of dips & speed humps & a few little towns & resorts. On our return trip, several times we had to stop to allow big truck & trailers through as their advance vehicle waived us aside. This is due to a lot of re-establishment work still being done after past cyclones. We had a lovely extended morning but ...
... enjoyed a beautiful lunch, on our apartment balcony. What more could you want!!
Then I found on TV, searching over 200 channels ,the Warriors v Manly. I should not have bothered as Shaun Johnson injured his ankle so the Warriors season is now over.
We all had swim (Don said it was a bit cold for him) in the pool very refreshing. For tea tonight we strolled along to a restaurant called "Bucci" finding the prices a little steep, Don had to wait ages for his apple ...
... and be seated more comfortably. The train stops at Barron Falls for a photo opportunity, however the falls are not that impressive as they don’t have much water going over these days due to the fact that a dam has been built upriver to provide the Atherton Tablelands with water. The stop is for only 10 minutes and we are soon on our way, arriving not long after at Kuranda with its lovely old station. We have a coffee in the tea rooms ...
... up by the roots, but it had been fun and we would never had done this on our own- the mangroves look really quite scary from the outside.
Just at the back of the beach was Juan's parents house and this is where we went next. This was a proper home with relations in and out constantly. Juan has just 3 kids but his brother has 7 and his father was one of 12! We set up on the terrace whilst Juan started to prepare all the shell fish ...