Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 19 After further rain and taking the advice of the locals, we decided not to go the shorter coastal track to Cape Tribulation that was about 110km’s on mostly dirt,so we went the longer inland route which took about 3 hours vs about 2 hrs on the dirt track. We arrived at the Daintree river and prepared to get onto the car ferry (no free ride like the Putney Punt, $25 return for car and van). As soon as we got off the ferry, the road before us looked like something from a lost world. The lush troical rainforest formed a tunnel around the road way as we winded our way to the Cape Tribulation National Park. The rain had even flowed over one of the low spillway bridges and so we had a river crossing (very mild but fun). We arrived at the National Park and set up in a an amazing site that was set in thick rainforest yet only 50 metres from the beach ( no wonder the marketing tag line is “Where the Rainforest meets the reef”). The kids had a great time playing on the beach and we soon met another family. Victoria & Craig had two children Josh and Chloe and were also travelling with a French family.

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