Bidding farewell to gorgeous Glenda, we drove to Innisfail to stock up on supplies for our trip to the Cape. Wherever supplies have to be trucked in over long distances you will pay the price for convenience of access. Kirstine stocked up on tinned goods, rice and meat – enough to keep us going for a week or more. Having fresh fruit available at such cheap prices is wonderful! The kids have now tried red papaya, bought for $2 from a local garden. We bought super sweet bananas from a stand for $1.50/kg, and Kirstine chatted to a local biker who comes to this stand to buy bananas. He commented on the Legend and said that he knows a bit about the Black Dog. His motorcycle helps keep him on top of things.
We took the inland route towards Cooktown, and made our way through the Atherton Tablelands. The scenery changed from rainforest and bananas, to rolling countryside and dairy farms. A red belly black snake swirling across the road reminded us that we are in the Sunshine State. Signe for Tree Kangaroo crossings had everyone searching the tree canopies as we passed.
We arrived at Cooktown later than hoped, but unavoidable due to the supply run in Innisfail. The Big 4 Cooktown Holiday Park has been super supportive, offering us a powered site for overnight, and for three nights on our return from the Cape!
It was a simple tea of chicken & veg soup, and an early night listening to a chorus of bird song, but only after the kids had calmed down from the excitement of seeing two white lipped green tree frogs up close and personal in the laundry!