On the 2nd September we set off north to Cape Tribulation for a 6,200km three week trip as far as the sealed road goes. After the finish of that road it changes into a track suitable only for four wheel drive off-road vehicles.
Cape Tribulation was named by Captain James Cook as most of his problems seemed to start at that point. He later was to hole his boat on the Barrier Reef and was forced to beach it at what is now Cooktown to effect repairs.

Split Rock Dam

Major drought at Split Rock Dam - 2004

Lookout area - Split Rock Dam

Outback picnic spot

Adam's Lookout Barraba

Barraba in the valley

A cleaner car going out that coming home!

Morning tea stop

The old couple - David's 75th at Goondiwindi (Queensland).
We are not exactly "delighted" with the snap

Roadhouse at The Gums

Isla Gorge Queensland

Isla Gorge Queensland - National Park

Theodore water tower

Our hotel - Theodore

Main street Theodore

Morning tea stop - derelict railway station Wowan

Rail memorabillia - Wowan

Approaching Emerald - Bougainvilleas

Emerald railway station

Emerald railway station

Fairbairn Dam, Emerald - water level is very low

Fairbairn Dam, Emerald

Picnic at Fairbairn Dam - Emerald

Visitors (lorrikeets) to the picnic

Painted rail waggons - Clermont

Somwehere between Clermont & Charters Towers (Belyando Crossing?)

Roadhouse Blue Water Springs ("Blue Water"?)

Road trains lined up at Oasis Roadhouse

Oasis Roadhouse

Undara Lava Tubes - the accommodation is in old railway carriages

Breakfast bush style but beautifully prepared and presented

Dining area (more old carriages)

A motionless tawny frogmouth owl (mopoke) asleep exactly matches the branch he is sitting on and is
watching his girlfriend in a neighbouring tree at the same time.

Main street Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe Pub

Steam engine Ravenshoe

Statuary at Millaa

Statuary at Millaa

Township at Millaa

Malanda Weir

Tropical Cairns

The entrance to our rather luxurious hotel in Palm Cove, Cairns

A swimming pool and waterfall at the hotel

An outdoor drinking and dining area of the hotel (Sebel Reef Hotel)

Streetscape in Palm Cove

Beach at Palm Cove - no surf, but it's wet!

Street scene Palm Cove

The beach at Palm Cove. No surf at these beaches because of the Barrier Reef.

Beach at Palm Cove

Ellis Beach (north of Cairns)

View looking south on coast road (north of Cairns)

Chinese junk - Port Douglas

Marina at Port Douglas

The dining area Silky Oaks Resort - Mossman
It is fabulous accommodation set in the middle of the jungle.

Silky Oaks Resort

The swimming pool at Silky Oaks

Jungle flowers - Silky Oaks

Cape Tribulation where Captain Cook's troubles started

Scrub turkey at Cape Tribulation

Millstream Falls near Ravenshoe

Lookout Palmerston Highway headed for Innisfail

Hinchinbrook Harhour at Cardwell

Marina at Hinchinbrook Harbour, Cardwell

Our individual chalets Hinchinbrook

The original cane workers at Ingham were all Italian.
Their mausoleums are now in the middle of cane fields.

Balgal Beach. This picture needs no label . . .

. . . and this is where they are. Don't even put your big toe in the water!

Entrance to Bowen Harbour from Flagstaff Hill

Bowen Harbour

Our motel - The Tropical Wanderer - Rockhampton

Stone pier Emu Park

Emu Park

Emu Park

Bargara Coastline (out of Bundaberg)

Tin Can Bay

The railway station at Werris Creek

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