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Our Australian Family road trip

...to Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation

semi-overcast 26 °C

Day One - We decided to have one last trip as a family before Hannah went home to England and Maria went back to her Au Pair job so we rented a people carrier, a tent, sleeping mats and set off for our wild adventure to Cape Tribulation. We drove up to Port Douglas to buy loads of food and alcohol for our trip. We also had a wonder around Port Douglas at the shops before finding a free government run 'rest area' which was donation run. We set up camp and also found there were no BBQs around to cook our burgers. So Hannah & Maria used their girlie charms to borrow someones gas cooker and just as we were having photos and the second batch of burgers were cooking...the fucking gas ran out!!! So we had to make do and eat half cooked burgers but luckily somehow no one got a dodgy stomach. After dinner, we started to drink and play games...it ended up being ring of fire....rule 9 being whilst showing no teeth saying pterodactyl until someone shows their teeth. Rule 10 was Stevie - not being able to move anything but your eyes and only being able to talk. The boys liked to take full advantage of this card, pulling down peoples pants, bending them over, holding their arms up, etc if you didnt play these card correct you had to drink but then the Jack card is make a rule...one of the boy made the rule if you have to drink because of the game then you had to take a piece of clothing off. Well after 20 minutes there was 8 people sitting naked around the pinic beach getting eaten alive by mosquitos!!
Day Two - We were packing up when a guy came over to us and told us how didnt appreciate hearing us shouting pterodactyl at 2am in the morning...well i didnt say it but we were all in bed by midnight so he was chatting shit but we all did feel back but amused thats what he has heard. We set off to drive to Cape Tribulation, catching a ferry across the river then drove to Cape Trib Camping site, set up camp, got some cheap food to cook as tonight we had a kitchen to cook in! We found Mason's creek and went swimming, it was bloody freezing but it had a rope swing. It could be ages to pluck up the courage to jump in off it and when i did i still manage to hurt myself and still to this day...dont know how! We had a few drinks after dinner and played some pool but ended up having a not so wild night due to being so tired. That night Joe & I decided to sleep in the car but that was a bad idea as well due to it being so hot in there but we couldnt open the window as i was getting bitten by the mosquitos so much. In the end, we got my mosquito net out and we opened the windows.
Day Three - We spent the day trying to explore around Cape Tribulation but we couldnt get very far due to not having the correct car (4X4) so we went for a walk on one or two beaches before heading back to Port Douglas to set up camp again at the same goverment run camp site but this time we made sure we werent so close to anyone keeping anyone awake.
Day Four - Our last day, it was Anzac day so we had a look around Port Douglas and had some lunch before making our way to Palm Cove to have a nosey around there before heading back to Cairns to drop off the rented camping gear.

Posted by livetotravel14 19:48 Archived in Australia

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