Far North Queensland

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Last month to escape the last of the winter weather in Victoria, I had a quick trip to Queensland, hoping to get some sunshine in Port Douglas.  On the way, I visited some friends for a few days in Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast. We travelled inland to see the Glass House Mountains and also to Noosa.  I then had 7 days in Port Douglas meeting my sister in Cairns, who flew up from Melbourne.

Although the weather was warm it was mostly cloudy and quite windy in the afternoons, not a lot of sunshine… A bit disappointing but it allowed us to enjoy a road trip up to Cape Tribulation. I wonderful part of Northern Australia. We were nearly at the tip of the continent, just 100 kms (4-wheel driving) to Cooktown.

We stayed at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, in amongst the rainforest and right on Oak Beach. We saw lots of interesting wildlife but unfortunately we did not see the Cassowary and his chicks – though we did see the “incubation” mound.

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Osprey with nest on old telegraph pole
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Osprey chick
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Goanna
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Papuan Frogmouth
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Early morning on Oak Beach
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A sunny day on Oak Beach
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Cow Bay, Daintree Rainforest

When we reach Cape Tribulation, the beach was covered in all these patterns made by the tiny sand crabs – each one unique.

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Cape Tribulation
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Wonderful old paperbark tree on Thornton Beach, Daintree
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Glass House Mountains – Sunshine Coast
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Artistic Rock formations along the Noosa beach forest walk

I am now heading back to Europe (Netherlands, Italy, Turkey) for 5 weeks, so stay tuned for more updates.

2 thoughts on “Far North Queensland”

  1. Bloody hell Elly. You’re never home! Making the absolute most of it. Good on you!

    We’re heading up to PD about the same time next year for a family wedding and holiday. Hope the weather is a bit sunnier than this year.

    Looking forward to news from your next adventure.

    Margxxxx

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  2. Hi Elly,

    Amazing photo’s Elly. Love the Osprey nest!.

    When are you back from Europe again? Lets catch up when you return.

    Best Regards

    Marie x

    On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:36 PM, Elly de Gooyer – Life in the slower lane wrote:

    > ellydegooyer posted: ” Last month to escape the last of the winter weather > in Victoria, I had a quick trip to Queensland, hoping to get some sunshine > in Port Douglas. On the way, I visited some friends for a few days in > Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast. We travelled inland ” >

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