Sweet Smelling Molasses and Burning Sugar Cane

Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
Trip End Apr 01, 2016

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Mossman Riverside Caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Friday, July 15, 2011

Nice scenic drive to Mossman,stayed here for 3 nights very busy park always full,only caravan park in Mossman.It's hard to get used to the sweet smell in the air,its like being in a candy shop.Mossman is a sugar milling Town surrounded by fields of sugar cane.We were driving one day and Al saw smoke,he wanted to see the burning cane so he followed the smoke(idiot).He was excited to see it but too far for him to belch out Working Class Man,so he sang in the car(he still makes me laugh).
We put the car on a ferry and spent the day at Daintree national park(Cape tribulation).This was a different drive,roads average,scenery to dive for,views spectacular and beautiful beaches to explore.The girls weren't allowed in a lot of places but were on some beaches,so when they got to the beaches they ran and ran until home time.
If anyone has watch Lost,this area felt like you were on the movie Lost,not to be forgotten.
We had prawn,avocado and salad sandwiches(hard life).
We went to Port Douglas,surprised at the major resorts there,it is so touristy and the clouds took away good views,not for us too many tourist.
We came across a road with a narrow gage railway(have a look at the photo),different to see..The railway line runs all the way through the country side and through the town.
We met a great couple Faye and John full of stories,thanks for the Happy Hours and stay away from the Road Trains(LOL) and thanks for all the tips you gave us.
Girls spent most their time on the beach,the tide when it went out it would go all the way out,you could see people in the far distance walking their dogs.Al was walking on water LOL
Shandi was so pooped the next day she didn't even want to walk,so she had a lazy day and we left her to regain more stregth(funny).
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