It was so nice to get away last week, the first two days were even receptionless! We spent a couple of days right up north at Cape Tribulation, and then headed south to Cairns for J to fulfil his best-man duties. It really was the perfect ‘refresh’ that I needed after the last couple of weeks. The fan palm is my favourite part of a rainforest, looking up to see this brilliant green really does make it possible to imagine dinosaurs walking through the rainforests. The baby bump has taken on a life of it’s own, and as I sit here typing I’m finding it very hard to focus on anything but the first of many tap tap taps I’m getting from the little one. This amazing bird is another reminder of prehistoric times. The cassowary have horn-like crest on their heads, and bright blue colouring, they’re not often seen as they live deep in the rainforest. I’ve been holidaying at Cape Tribulation since I was about 6 and have never seen one. This one walked right across the road in front of us, I was so excited that it took me until it was almost gone, before I could react and take a photo. My aunty does a lot of artificial lead lighting, so I thought I’d have a go while J was on his buck’s day out on the reef. I think I did a pretty good job. A day to ourselves, required a dip in a chilly but refreshing rainforest creek and a picnic lunch. The wedding was the reason we went to Cairns, although we do often travel up there, as I have family there and J used to live there. We do a lot of travelling for weddings… But the day was absolutely lovely! Walking down the main street of Port Douglas I had a craving for fresh prawns, so we sought some out and this bucket was my lunch while J enjoyed a Barra Burger. Delicious! Our final morning was spent out at Green Island snorkelling and enjoying the last of the sunshine before we boarded our plane that afternoon. It was a lovely was to spend a day, which could have otherwise been a waiting day.
Do you ever just need to get away from your life (even though it’s pretty good)? Ever wish there was a refresh button you could push, just like on a computer?