House of Willow
Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
... meets the Reef' We then stopped at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree Ice Cream Factory. The flavours today were Macadamia, Passionfruit and banana. All the fruits used to make the ice cream have been locally grown on the property. After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we crossed the Daintree River by cable ferry and began our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest ...
... and started. There was enough wood for two nights. Dinner was had by the fire. A couple more drinks, lots of talk then that was it. Another day done and dusted.
17th July Wednesday.
A slow start to the day. Nothing really planned so it was just a go slow day.Some holiday photographs sorted into folders for future reference.The car and caravan tyre pressures checked and pumped up where needed. Awning cleaned and folded up.
... a small town on the way.
Visited Mossman Gorge in the Daintree, absolutely magnificent, $5.00 each for the bus up to the top and back.
On top there is a walk through the forest which we all did.
Bus back to the Mossmon Centre and some minor souvenir shopping.
Next stop Port Douglas. Definitely ...
... would be quite safe. Walking along the beach later I realised just how misleading Google Earth can be – those “creeks” were nothing more than trickling waterways where rainwater runs out from the undergrowth to the sea. You’d have trouble hiding a gecko in there never mind a 30 foot prehistoric killing machine. Still, better safe than sorry, or as I like to say, better paranoid than dead.
We did in fact ...
... we are well and truly ready to get going again tomorrow morning.
Our plan is to see Cairns and Paronella Park tomorrow, and to spend the night at Mission Beach.
We continue to be fortunate with the weather, it’s a bit windy here but compared to the rest of the country this has been the area to be in for the past few days. We do look to be heading into some rain tomorrow, but maybe we’ll stay ...