Diving is off again

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This is the view on the road to Cape Tribulation

Even though the sun was shining this morning when we got up at 6.15, the diving was still cancelled due to strong winds out on the reef itself, so another day of trying to entertain ourselves.

Having seen much of the town yesterday whilst walking around in the rain, today we decided to hire a car and bimble up to Cape Tribulation & Port Douglas to look around. The drive up to Cape Tribulation was simply stunning once you got past the outskirts of Cairns. Lots of winding roads with the big hills on one side and the ocean on the other, excellent. Once in the rain forest nearer the Cape you started to come across more and more landslides causes by the past few days of rain.

This is the view on the road to Cape Tribulation, slightly to the right of the previous one.
At one point I decided to take on a flooded bit of road in third gear, only to panic when it was a lot deeper than anticipated and almost coming to a spluttering halt right in the middle. Luckily a quicky change down into 1st saved the day & stopped Wendy battering me.

Even though there were signs everywhere, we failed to see a single Emu or Crocodile. Although when walking past a childrens playground by the beach in Port Douglas, there was a warning sign that crocs inhabit the area.....that's good planning then.

Due to popular demand, the meal report is back.



Brekkie - Wendy (Full English and Toast), Phil (Cereal and Toast)
Lunch - Wendy (6inch Subway Sandwich), Phil (12inch Subway Sandwich)
Tea - Wendy (Parma Ham & Brocolli Pasta), Phil (Salami Pizza)

Brekkie - Wendy (Cereal and Toast), Phil (Cereal and Toast)
Lunch - Wendy (Ham & Cheese focascia), Phil (Ham & Cheese focascia)
Tea - Wendy (Ham & Cheese focascia), Phil (Ham and Salad Wrap)

Beard Update - I haven't shaved since leaving the UK and it's now beginning to annoy me, but Wendy won't let me shave it yet.

Zebberdee says:
Mumabbott, you do realise Phil will have lost his Northern accent by the time he gets back to blighty.
Just like 'our kid' has living in the US of A :-)
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009
mumabbott says:
so you decided to see if your car had water wings .did you .food looks good ,at least theres something you can eat ..no super noodles there then .lol
see our Mark is going to make you yorkshire pudds when you get to Boston ..take care x
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009
16weeks says:
It's a pathetic effort, so maybe when it stops being mere bum fluff.
Posted on: Jan 13, 2009
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