Paradise Found - Palm Cove
Saturday 8th September
We met a lovely couple from New Zealand, Sue and Graeme, who gave us their address and insisted we visit if we get over there. We travelled with them in the train and bumped into them on the way back down on the cable car.
Monday 10th September
Today was a day of rest, strolls on the beach, reading and generally being lazy-Yum! We have to be back in Townsville on Friday to get our awning done.
Paradise Lost – Cairns to Townsville
Tuesday 11th September
We left Palm Cove and drove south. We stopped at a couple of the other beaches, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob. Neither was a patch on Palm Cove.
The camp was quite nice, on the creek and all grass with new hot showers.
Wednesday 12th September
From there, we drove through to Innisfail and bought morning tea and ate by the junction of the North and South Johnstone Rivers. Innisfail has the most incredible Art Deco architecture. Nearly every building is in that style.
After lunch it was on to (26) Hull Heads Recreation Area south east of Tully -$15.00 per night and free hot showers! When we arrived, it was still overcast but we braved the elements and went for a walk along the beach. It was lovely. The care taker came to collect the fees and showed us photos of what Cyclone Yasi had done to the area and also a photo of a big salt water crocodile taken across the river in May this year!!!!
Later Ron had a bit of a rest and I went back and took some sundown shots – not award winners but quite pretty.
Thursday 13th September
We arrived at Ben’s in the mid afternoon. He and Anita were still at work but Dollar was really pleased to see us.
Friday 14th September
We took Indie down to get the awning replaced – Total $1315.80 – Lou had failed to include GST on original quote.
We also went to the Motor Registry and hooray, the rego is finally in my name!!!!!
Saturday 15th September
Ben had duty so Ron and I went for a drive to The Strand and walked along there and had fish and chips by the sea for lunch.
We went out for dinner to ‘Outback Jacks’. I don’t particularly like steak so I ordered the salmon. I was quite taken aback when the waitress asked me how I would like it cooked……I thought there was only one way to cook salmon and after I described it to her she decided to mark my order ‘medium rare’…….any way, it was very nice. Ron and Anita had steaks and Ben had a plate of ribs that he could not jump over….it was huge!!!!!!
Sunday 16th September
It was just a stay at home and do odds and sods around the house.