Cape Tribulation13 oct. 2014
Today, excursion to Cape Tribulation situated 110 km North of Cairns. Cape Tribulation is famous because you can see the World’s most Ancient Rainforest and it is one of the closest points to the Great Barrier Reef. Two World Heritage Areas meet in one place!
First, we had to cross the Daintree river (full of crocodiles, but we didn't see any) on a ferry. Then, we stopped at Waluwurrigga Alexandra Range Lookout Point for a nice view of the coast and to Jindalba Boardwalk, a lovely walk in the tropical Rainforest. Just getting back on the road, we saw a cassowary (finally)!!! It crossed the road just in front of our car. They are very beautiful and impressive birds with big feet.
On the way to Cape Trib, we also stopped at Thornton Beach (very pretty) and to Marrdja Boardwalk, another nice walk but in the mangrove this time. We finally arrived to Cape Tribulation around 11am. Too bad it was cloudy because it didn’t look as beautiful as on the photos :-( After lunch, we had a nap on the beach. We wanted to swim but there’re crocodile signs everywhere, so we didn’t. On the way back, we went to the Blue Hole, a secret local place but it was too dry for a swim :-( so we kept going to the Daintree Ice cream Company where we had a delicious ice cream: mango, raspberry, soursop (taste a bit like lemon) and wattle seed (tastes like walnut and coffee). They grow their own fruits to make their ice cream, so the flavors depend on the season.
Tonight, It was Cherri’s turn to cook and it was collective: she taught us how to make dumplings! It was great and so delicious :-) And we also had Chinese tea (lychee black tea, delicious).