Sunday, 2 August 2015
|Turtles at the Cruise Liner Terminal|
|Fig tree playground|
|and calling card|
Friday morning the rain returned and absolutely bucketed down during the morning. As variety is supposedly the spice of life, I decided to add some spice and do the grocery shopping at
instead of Redlynch. I also decided that
a large umbrella would be preferable to my small fold-up versions, so purchased
an extra large, red and white striped umbrella – naturally. Needless to say, by the time I had completed
the shopping, the rain had disappeared, the sun came out and we steamed!!! During the afternoon, we enjoyed a walk
through the rain forest along the creek, taking a couple of slices of bread to
feed the ever-hungry fish. We have
previously seen some small eels in the creek but the monster which appeared
this afternoon must have been the great-granddaddy of them all.
We had a few showers overnight, but Saturday was just the most superb day, weatherwise – clear and hot. James had invited us to lunch at Yorkey’s Knob Boathouse, which is a superb setting right on the water and overlooking a marina. The setting does make up for the food. Gladys wasn’t too impressed when James’ lunch was included in their bill! We are given to understand that James entered into a repayment scheme with Graeme. Following lunch, we drove back into
Cairns for an ice cream
at our favourite outlet. When we
returned to the caravan, we discovered that the curlews had taken up residence
under our awning.
The rain returned early Sunday morning but had cleared by the time the washing was ready to hang on the line. The skies cleared and the heat intensified as we again returned to the centre of
to visit the Cairns Indigenous Art Festival at the Cruise Liner Terminal. Instead of entering in the middle, we decided
to walk to the end of the building, enter through the far door and walk back
the entire length. There was some
beautiful artwork on displays – painting and sculptures – and I was happy
taking photos of interesting pieces.
When we exited the art gallery (through the door in the middle of the
building), I noticed a large sign advising no photos to be taken. (Really, if they were serious, there should
have been a sign at all entry points!)
As we wandered outside the cruise terminal, looking at the scenery
across the inlet, we spotted a large curtain fig tree which had been turned
into an adventure playground; happy children climbing up through the roots as
well as using the constructed equipment.
Once again, the curlews came to visit this afternoon – while we were
sitting under the awning.