(September 22, 2015) Cape Tribulation
Our goal for this day is driving back to Cairns.
We have no rushes and stop in the way at our will
at spots we missed the previous day.
After getting our breakfast, the only on included
in the room rate in all this country, we’re ready for the first visit
of the day: the place we’re allocated in, Rainforest Hideaway.
Obviously, I’m not talking about our bungalow, with its particular
bathroom delimited by one wooden wall and the jungle. One can feel part
of this environment when taking a shower or using the water closet
facing the dense vegetation with a path for an exclusive area for
ourselves. The picture at right is what can be seen from the shower.
The owner of this place has developed the sculpture as hobby
and the rainforest is full of his works. At the moment we start the
itinerary we feel ourselves surrounded by jungle and only these
creations, in such magnificent environment, are our link to
The path is a sort of a maze and is full of
We decide to going back when I feel we could get
We leave the hotel and take the main road with no
stops until the only walk we missed yesterday: Jindalba boardwalk,
close to the ferry.
This walk is all on a wooden and floating platform
allowing an easy way of exploring this part of the rainforest and be
amazed of this vegetation.
We use the return ticket we purchased yesterday for
crossing Daintree River and take the road to Cairns. In all Australian
states we’ve driven we haven’t found any highway allowing more than 100
As we planned yesterday, we’re stopping in the lookouts in our way, which now are in our side of the road.
We stop in Port Douglas for a walk, a beautiful town which
we see as a place for well-off people. It would be a sort of Australian
We reach Cairns around 2 PM and stop in a shopping area to
eat two pizzas in Domino’s. Then we visit the Marina area and explore
the shops around there. We deliver the car just about the time limit as
in Cairns it is needed for going anywhere.
I deliver the car at 5 PM and enjoy the swimming pool at
hotel until it is dark. We’re getting our dinner from the food we
already have, including the spare pizza.