Gardiner Family

Gardiner Family




We Enter The Daintree.

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01-Mossman Gorge
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02-Daintree Ferry Crossing
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03-Daintree Road
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04-Cape Trib Camping
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Mossman George.

Wed, 15. Aug. 2018
10:52

Location

Mossman Gorge Centre, 212r Mossman Gorge Rd, Mossman Gorge QLD 4873, Australia

Info

Managed to leave the Coconut Big4 by 9:15am and headed for Cape Tribulation Caravan Park. Along the way we stopped at Mossman Gorge. A beautiful walk through the rainforest along side the Mossman River. Pristine crystal clear water with fish lazily swimming around the many rocks. A huge amount of people to contest with. Must have been peak hour. Seemed to be less people on the way back. We walked about 4kms in total and thought we might have lunch here. Not at $9.90 for a pie, so off to the caravan for a sandwich.
GPS: -16.4743231, 145.3482789
Expenditure:
Entry 65.00 AUD

Daintree Ferry Crossing.

Wed, 15. Aug. 2018
14:29

Location

16°15'40.1"S 145°23'50.2"E, 362 Cape Tribulation Rd, Lower Daintree QLD 4873, Australia

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The Ferry Crossing. Well this will new. Not taken a car let alone a caravan on the water.😁😁😁 That was easy and off we go, into the Daintree. The road is very good but not a lot of room for error when towing a 9.5 metre caravan around some very tight bends. If you encroach on the middle line, not so serious as the oncoming traffic tends to move over. However on the left side is usually a rock face or some random tree on the edge of the road. Although the view from the left mirror is optically corrected for viewing, everything looked very very close. To me it looked like I would have lost the caravan step if it was extended. 😳😳😳 It was a very challenging drive. The up mountain section was 1st gear at a max of 30kph. Coming down was easier but still tricky with the bends etc. We came upon a one lane bridge where all the cars (about 4 of them) had parked on the bridge and the occupants were taking photos of something in the creek. Not sure what. After what seemed like ages they moved with some encouragement from the 20 or so cars now queued behind us. As luck would have it we were first in the line at the bridge and could not see what they were taking photos of as we crawled across, We had the great fortune as we began winding our way up the mountain again to have a real live in the wild and in the rainforest Cassowary cross the road right in front of the car. It strolled across the road in front of us as if it owned the place (which it arguably did). We stopped as you do, as you must and grappled for cameras. It then strolled off into the rainforrest leaving us exclaiming our amazement to each other.
GPS: -16.2611425, 145.39729296875
Expenditure:
Fare Return 38.00 AUD

Cape Trib Camping.

Wed, 15. Aug. 2018
15:43

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Oops missed the drive way. Where the heck am I going to turn around? 🤔🤔🤔 There. . . . a shop & information center on the right that google was on the left. Ah well, good for me. Mmmm is this the same way in and out? Where am I going to turn this rig around now? Whew a separate exit. 🤗🤗🤗 Headed back to the driveway ssssslowly. Not going to miss it again. Wow this really is in amongst it. Checked in and setup rather well in a corner taking up 3 sites for little campers. Booked online and thought the site we picked was for caravans. Hard to tell on their map. The office said all good, they had blocked off all three 3 sites for us. Amazing!! 😁😁😁 All set up by 5:00pm and the rain has set in. Not sure if it is the normal afternoon tropics rain or just a wet weather. We will see in the few days.
GPS: -16.09602401366555, 145.4644046165049
Expenditure:
Accomodation 270.00 AUD

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