Port Douglas to Cairns

Today we had a lazy start in Port with a clean car for the first time in weeks. We had breakfast in a Cafe and Dad really enjoyed his coffe. Whilst we sitting there we saw 3 ducks dressed up in dresses and bonnet hats walking up the street.... We thought that was a bit weird, but then a man gave us a flyer for the Mossman Show on the weekend.

We visited the Hartley Crocodile Farm and saw heaps of Crocs, Snakes and lots of other cool animals. Ted the 5.2 metro Croc was the biggest there. We even go to hold a baby Croc.

From here we have a timetable of flying, driving, meeting family, driving, flying back to Cairns, pick up the "Homestead" and then Drive to Melbourne. Lots of long days in the car and not too many exciting things to blog about.

The end of the line, Weipa to Port Douglas

Today we leave ED and Hillary and in Weipa and drive back down the Peninsular Development Road to Cairns. We would like to stay on and have a look at the area up to Cullen Point and Mapoon, but we have to get back to Cairns to Fly to Adelaide and go back to the Riverland for Great Grandads Funeral. It means that our trip has been cut short, but we managed to get all the way to the Tip of Australia, have had a great time, and will remember this for the rest of our lives.

On the way through Laura we saw a car which was the same model as the first car to ever travel to the tip, it looks a lot different to the 4wd that we have now.

Ryans 8th Birthday

Waking up with a pretty cool view from the tent it was presents all round for Ryan on his eighth birthday. Dad had some presents for Ry and so did ED and Hillary who provided many cool things for fun and camping, and Mum even had a surprise waiting , I wonder how that happened ;-)
As we had no phone service, Ry rang his mum on the sat phone first thing. Back out to the main road we found an old World War 2 Radar installation and stumbled on some unexpected phone service so we called Nan and Nanna and Poppa and tried mum again.
Heading south then west again we stopped off at Crystal Creek for a swim and decided to stay. Hammock across the creek, mud bath, birthday road chicken and veggies in the camp oven and a camp oven cake for dessert. Yumm! The glo sticks around the fire were a real hit with the fans.

Happy Birthday Our Little Man! xxx