After stopping at Innisfail for coffees (hmm, we seem to be in a pattern of buying cappuccinos whenever we hit the road!!!) we then continued driving up north. What a gorgeous drive up from Kurrimine Beach to Port Douglas. The coastline was just beautiful with the water glistening in the sunlight!! We had my favourite CD on – ‘Dirty Dancing’ so it was just great looking out to the water with the music playing. We both felt immediately relaxed. I feel at peace when I am around water (I am a ‘water sign’).
It took about 3 hours and then we arrived at the Big4 Glengarry Holiday Park. This was a lovely holiday park too with good sized sites and cabins in a very lush tropical setting and mountains in the background. The staff were friendly and helpful, there was a heated lagoon pool with a water slide (that adults can use too!!!!), waterpark, children’s playground and jumping pillow. They also had a good camp kitchen and clean amenities.
After checking in to the Park and unpacking, etc, we had a walk around and then headed down to the lagoon pool and water slides!!! Woo Hoo!!!
There we bumped into Daniel and Stacey and their 2 children (who we met at the Big4 in Townsville) and they were also going to the Cape so we have changed our plans and will leave Port Douglas earlier and we are going to travel with them up to Cape York. We both feel more comfortable travelling up there with other people.
On Saturday we took a drive into Port Douglas. We drove past the beach which was stunning and then parked so we could walk the main street and have a look around the shops. Lots of lovely boutique shops!!! I was very good – didn’t buy a thing!!! Then of course we had our mid morning cappuccinos (from the Coffee Club). Andrew had to stop in to a fishing shop for some rod repairs and then we had a walk through the Marina before having lunch at a club on the waterfront.
Please excuse Mitchell’s face pulling. He seems to want to do that all the time we take photos of him!! LOL. On Sunday we drove down to Cairns (about an hour’s drive) where we had to go to Anaconda, Bunnings and Road Tech Marine to get extra equipment for camping.
So now we were all packed and ready for our 4WD camping trip to Cape York. Well, ready as we will ever be!! We had no idea what to expect up there but that’s all part of the adventure!!!
We were also able to store the caravan at the Park on power for only $7.50 a day which was great!!!
We left Port Douglas on Monday morning and drove up to Cooktown.