Saturday, 30 July 2011

Cairns - Atherton Tableland

Did quite a few klms travelling around the sights of the Atherton Tableland, the caravan park told us there was a great market on at Yungabuura on Saturday morning but ommitted to tell us that it was only the fourth Saturday of the month, this was the fifth Saturday !  We have decided that  Nth Queenslanders are great marketers......they often over promise and under deliver, we travelled around with this glossy map with many sights marked...most of them were a disappointment....we were told by the nut man ( local nut producer)  that they do a good feed at the smoke another 40 klms we came to this amateur tourist park with a very loud bloke decked out like Steve Irwin doing dodgy tours ...platypus sightings etc while his Thai wife worked the cafe .......then questioned with much concern, why we didn't eat certain elements of our lunch  (we were the only ones there for lunch) ..........couldn't get away from there quick enough. We ordered some of the smoked products for lunch and it was pretty good.
This was the view as we were heading up the mountains, it was like Melbourne weather up there 17c and drizzly most of the day, we were unprepared in shorts and thongs .......... when we left Cairns it was around 26c.
This was unusual sight , it's called the curtain fig tree, it's huge , this photo doesn't do it justice.

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