Monday, January 9, 2012

The long drive to Cooktown......

We have done the drive of a lifetime, Sydney to Cooktown, it took us 6 days to get there.


The basket is made from Coconut palms and a guy was making them on the street & the pearls were from Port Douglas I love them both......


This is The Mirage at Port Douglas we stayed there for 4 nights, it was just beautiful....


Now what can I say about this guy, he has made a lasting impression on me, I never want to see one again really, he was around 4 metres long and he was very fast in the water, followed us around and looked quiet unimpressed that we were in his territory...there was also 2 females not to far away from him, a lot finer featured & smaller.....


The main street of Cooktown, well it was busy that day.....not much was open as it is the wet season.....


This is Willie Gordon with my kids, he is the most amazing man, a true gentleman in everyway. We did his 2 hour tour that turned into a 3.5 hour tour, it was amazing, we all loved it.....if ever you get up that way please do the tour, you will not regret it......


Rock Art on Willie's tour....


Cooktown Harbour......


Cooktown Lighthouse.....


Black Mountain, strange place all the rocks are grey but there is a lichen that is only up there that covers them & they are all black.....Many people have gone missing from this mountain never to be found....as I said strange place.....


This was the view as we were coming into Cooktown, this was in all directions, don't know how many trees but I would say lots......


The croc warning sign with the roads open signpost of the top was closed due to the wet.....


Boab Tree in Roma, this is the biggest one in Roma.......8.9 metre's in girth....


Green Tree Frog in the palm at Charters Towers.....kids loved chasing the frogs & Gecko's


One of the long straight roads that we were on, not much to see some Kangaroo's & Emu's but not much else....


Water over the road on the way up, can't remember where exactly...... - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Lake St,Cairns,Australia

1 comment:

GAMETAG said...

The trip must have been wonderful I am jeolous