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low tide at Liptrap…

A secret, massive beach at Cape Liptrap Coastal Park almost all to ourselves. A massive sandbank created a huge deep, calm pool along the shore that began to transform as the tide turned. Magic.

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countryside…

Tiny cygnets swimming outside our place, birdlife near Bunga Arm’s Steamer Landing including the pelican colony, sweet baby jellyfish (there were swarms of these everywhere), the Ninety Mile Beach.

sand blown…

Enjoying getting to the beach more now the weather is improving, or not improving as was the case yesterday. 7 weeks into this ridiculous illness it’s been a good way to get some fresh air and feel like I’m doing something with my time without getting exhausted. So, new mothers, this is a plea from me – please immunise your babies for whooping cough. A vile illness and you’ll be horrified to watch your little’n going through what I’ve been through (or maybe even dying, yes no joke).

Yesterday at St Kilda Beach the wind whipped up the sand, bands of rain flowed by, children tore around like mini-tornados not giving a toss, then the setting sun lit it all up like a miracle. There’s still sand in my hair.

Not too shabby for a 2 year old Sony Ericsson mobile phone camera hey.

beach 2…

On the way to the family ranch, popped in to the petrol station in Chelsea to check on whether they’ve torn it down yet. Still there, looking sadder than ever, everything faded that little bit more. No longer photo worthy unfortunately. Being a beautiful day and having some energy I strolled down to the beach. Not my finest work but here you go anyway!

In finding out which bit of beach this is I’ve discovered the petrol station is actually in Edithvale. There you go. Ah accuracy.

Daydream Island part two…

Finally managed to crack this relaxation thing by day five!! Ridiculous…  And now there’s only one day to go.

Cockatoos may have a small brain, but don’t be fooled, they are very intelligent. They see an open balcony door and alight on the railing. Spend too long in the bathroom and next you’ll hear some rustling and ‘poof’ away one goes with a packet of Nobby’s Nuts! This involved coming three quarters of the way into the room! The little bugger proceeded to sit in a palm tree right opposite, deftly opened the packet with its beak and feasted!!

The long legged birds mentioned in the last post have a plaintive cry as if they’ve lost something very very dear to them. But they can’t remember what it was or why it was important in the first place or even how long ago it was lost. They tend to charge around a lot after they do this cry too. Nutso.

Daintree Rainforest

I took a trip to Far North Queensland to see friends near Port Douglas and take a look at the Daintree Rainforest, staying at Cape Tribulation where the sealed road ends. Somehow there ended up being too many photos… 🙂

Enduring question: Why do some beaches up there have a sign saying don’t swim there’s crocs but also another sign warning against lethal jellyfish in summer, providing a handy bottle of vinegar in case you get stung? At least if one doesn’t get the idiots the other will!

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every sign you'd need at Mossman market

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from the plane – Cairns to Melbourne


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