Silky Oaks Lodge
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... previous owners had taken virtually all of their equipment & records so they were flying by the seat of their pants a bit. But they are keen & I am sure will turn the park around Next morning Trevor & Marg took us to some of their favourite spots and also to some new to them. After a walk around Milander including Op Shops we went to a particularly nice cafe in Youngaburra called the Whistle Stop Cafe which was excellent, both the food & the environment. Then ...
... br> Today I learnt about the history of coco and sugar cane farming in Australia. Did you know? That:
- 80% of Australia's sugar is exported overseas
- Sugar cane is one of Australia's most important rural industries. It is worth about $2 million to the Australian economy
- Sugar cane farming has been around in Australia for over 100 years
- Australia is the newest cocoa growing region in the world
- Australia ...
... mins drive from Port Douglas as we are now really encountering the masses of tourists who descend on the Port Douglas/Cairns area during the winter months and the caravan parks in Port Douglas are reportedly a car park – not our ideal at all. The caravan park in Mossman is on the banks of the Mossman River but
fortunately, the river is about four metres below the park so the crocs can’t
get up to us.
What proved to be a big challenge ...
... 20:05 Bus arrived on time which was nice. First stop was to an ice cream place where they only used seasonal ingredients as flavourings. I had 'creamy triple chocolate'. While it was certainly creamy I can't say it particularly tasted of chocolate but that might be partly down to my cold. Next stop was at a very scenic lookout point before continuing to the Daintree River and our river cruise. I really enjoyed the ...
... here although as much as I would have liked to do again, I think the water was a bit too cold. This town was also where the movie Australia was made and there's a lot of poster memorabilia down along the esplanade. A couple of beaut lookouts and a lake in the middle of town with 160 species of bird life abounding. We spent 2 days and nights in Bowen, thoroughly enjoying this town and the beautiful beaches, before making our way gradually down the coast, next port of call being Airlie ...