Tueday 9th August, 2011 Day 11…
Odo start, 5,930 K's
Odo end, 5,970 K's
Distance Travelled. 40 K's
Accommodation, Palm Cove Caravan Park, $18/Night for an unpowered site, staying here for 2 nights…
At about 9pm last night i decided i was going to a different Camp ground. Massive domestic arguments and noisy teenagers raged throughout the night, so at 9:30 i was packed up and going back to Cairns. Unfortunately my parcel hadn't arrived so it meant i needed to stay longer. After checking out what was available yesterday, i decided a change of scene was in order.
Palm Cove sounded Nice, about 20 K's North of Cairns, so it would be easy enough to return to get my mail. I fuelled up at about 10am, whilst having breakfast (Cherry Ripe and Gatorade) i got talking to a bloke who just pulled in on a Trumpy Sprint, turned out he was a police Pilot, he kindly gave me his card and told me if i ran into problems on my trip to give him a call. What a great bloke, Thanks Dylan. I asked him about camping areas but he couldn't help me.
Enjoying the perfect day i ambled into Palm Cove, what a contrast from Cairns! A lovely beachside community, lots of trendy shops, accommodation and restaurants. Luckily they also had a not so trendy camping area, right on the beach. I could only get an unpowered site, but this was soooo much better than the "Leisure Park" Between my tent and the beach is one narrow road.
I have decided to go do the touristy thing tomorrow and see Kuranda via the scenic railway and skyrail, i am even taking the courtesy bus! A 7:15 am pickup and 5:20pm drop off means i won't be able to check my mail, hopefully Thursday my parcel will arrive and i can satrt moving North again.
After booking the tour, i wandered down the beach for a swim, it was weird swimming in an ocean where Croc's and stingers were a threat. There is a small surf rescue club here, so i'll go there for Diner, after visiting the North Avoca Club, i figured i had better support the local guys here as well. They have a new taste sensation on their menu, a BBQ Parma, sound perfect.
Here are a few pics of Palm Cove..