Today we set out on an adventure and a road trip to Port Douglas, Mt Molloy and Mareeba… what an adventure it was! Due to the cost of most of the touristy sorts of things available to see at Cairns we decided that instead we would just do a little tour on our own and discover what the local area has to offer.
It was interesting to say the least! There certainly were many funny moments on our road trip, the first of which was influenced by a tourist road sign. The sign was directing us to a photo opportunity. Well when we reached this “photo opportunity” this is what we got:
I don’t know about you, but this isn’t the greatest photo opportunity I have ever seen. We found this hilarious when we read the plaque at the spot which revealed this “photo opportunity” was to commemorate the opening and completion of the Mossman – Molloy Road.
Needless to say we were very wary of the road signs suggesting that there was a “photo opportunity” on the rest of our road trip. We continued on our way and once again (this time a little more hesitantly) stopped at another look out, luckily this one was much better. We even saw a girl that was about to hang-glide for her birthday.
We then stopped for a browse at some shops and some lunch. After that we took in some local sites such as the waste station and the cemetery which mum and I couldn’t help but laugh… I guess this is what happens when you lead your own tour, you’re bound to get a little lost and see some “interesting sites.” These such places became a running joke for the remainder of our day out and drive. We stopped for a toilet break at Mt Molloy (what do you expect when travelling with a pregnant woman!) then headed inland.
We continued down to Mareeba where we came across a charming coffee and gift shop, only just making it in time before they closed to enjoy a delicious coffee. Since it was getting late we decided to head back to Palm Cove but not before having another classic detour for sight seeing on our way back! As Charles put it we decided to “detour and investigate Davies creek in case you (Melissa) had a long lost brother still roaming the woods.”
In actual fact we saw a sign saying Davies creek and had to take a look since my maiden name is Davies (and of coure my parents last name). Well this really was one of the scariest and funniest (all at the same time) moments of our road trip. As we continued down the road to see Davies Creek the road soon turned to a dirt road… let’s just say that we thought we might have an early birth on our hands due to how bumpy it was!!! We ended up giving up about half way and turning around before Addison decided to join us prematurely.
Here are a couple of happy snaps we took of our adventure towards Davies Creek and National Park:
I guess we should have paid more attention to the sign where it states “Caravans Not Recommended”… I wouldn’t even recommend cars use that road unless you are in a 4WD! Typically as we continued on our way just a few meters up the road we see the following sign. Seems our bumpy journey was in vein and all we had to do was drive a little further up the road to see Davies Creek!
One more stop before we arrived home was again at a look out, this time proving to have quite a view on offer!
What an adventure!!!