Coral Sea Views
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... at the Court House Hotel with a welcome lemon lime and bitters, before heading off to the Daintree. So exciting. Under instructions from Dane we took the ferry and had a fantastic day exploring the Daintree National Park. First stop was the amazing Alexandra Bay lookout and that was amazing. Somewhere I had always always wanted to experience. Then the Daintree Ice Cream and Exotic Fruit Factory. Don was hanging out for ...
... of houses, a roadhouse and a pub. The pub is run by Dale, who seems to drink as much as he sells. We had a drink and enjoyed chatting to a couple of the locals. I just happened to see a plaque in the wall that was a memorial to Dogs Tranter. The name sounded familiar so I asked Gary if he knew this guy. Gary actually served with him in 5/7 RAR and knew him well. Apparently he was a regular at the pub... what a small world.
We made it back to ...
... drove back. Lots of times the cars had to be put in 4Low range to get up the hills and over the rocks. What fun!
After lunch David and I went up to the Botanical Gardens which were great, there was a pathway that went around the whole area, which passed through all different types of rainforest and mangrove swamp, didn't see any crocs but did see a Shining ...
... suspend trees above the muck - I tried to take pictures, but it just looks like a pandemonium of wood. At Cape Tribulation we stopped for lunch and I had awesome fish and chips. I may have also eaten one of Becky's chicken wraps. We were allowed to walk down to the beach before lunch but were told not to go too near the water because crocodiles lurked there. When we were down there I saw a woman pushing a buggy into the water... I'm not sure that's ...
... The main negative comment was that we generally felt rushed, trying to fit too many long dives into the day, which was a shame because the diving itself was reasonable. The weather was picking up, which could have influenced both the sites chosen and the time allowed. We did enjoy the diving despite all of this, but I am not sure I would do it again. We may have been spoilt by other diving destinations, and this one could have been better ...