Photographs and Adventures

Cairns – Tropical North Queensland

It’s very hard to choose a caravan park just by looking in a book. We usually like to have a look at the available places to stay before we make a decision, however we had been told the the parks in Cairns are often booked out and we should organise something before we arrived. Anyway, Cool Waters caravan park turned out to be a fine choice. There was a creek that bordered the park, filled with biggish fish, really big eels and lots of turtles of various sizes. No fishing was allowed, but you could feed all the fish, etc which was quite entertaining and there was a very pretty spot beside the water with table and seats, just perfect for enjoying a sundowner.

The fish and turtles were quite used to people and this turtle popped his head up out of the water and looked me straight in the eye.

From the caravan park there was a lovely walk along the edge of the creek and through the rainforest, which went for quite a long way upstream. No sign of any crocs or snakes, thank goodness.

We visited the Cairns Botanic Gardens which are well laid out and very tropical, as you would expect.

The vines trailing from this tree were like a veil.

Flower at Cairns Botanical Gardens

I liked these fluffy white flowers. I have since seen the same in red.

4 responses

  1. The photos are unique and beautiful.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    • Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. I think your textile art is pretty amazing too.

      August 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

  2. Reblogged this on Priya Boulier Blogs.

    October 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

    • Thanks for the re-blog! I also just read your recipe for s’mores…sounds very like something we concocted on the campfire recently. Yummy!

      October 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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