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.
When we reach Cape Tribulation, the beach was covered in all these patterns made by the tiny sand crabs – each one unique.
I am now heading back to Europe (Netherlands, Italy, Turkey) for 5 weeks, so stay tuned for more updates.