On the Beach
This was the first time we'd been to the beach here, and were surprised how popular it seemed to be in mid-winter.
This is the final photo for this gallery, I hope you have enjoyed some of the photos!
Parking the car
Because of the proximity of the church and the Farmers Market, it was quite a challenge
to find somewhere to park the car. Some of the luckier ones had this spot as seen here,
right alongside the little church and the outer reaches of the FM.
The last photo follows tomorrow, that will end the gallery of photos taken during
our recent holiday in the tropics of Northern Queensland, Australia.
Protection from the Palms
The little seaside church with a collection of palms providing protection from
the seasonal cyclones.
Little church on the foreshore
Popular for weddings, it was partly closed the day we were there in readiness
for a bride who didn't arrive while we were there.. at least we did have a quick
look inside and surprisingly to us, not many stained glass windows, just clear glass
looking out to sea and the view I posted yesterday.
No doubt some damage may have occurred during a cyclone.
A favourite view
We were wandering around a Farmers Market held on the foreshore when I spied this
view behind one of the exhibits...so glad I had my little camera with me! I think it is a boat shed, but what a setting it has!
This was the only pandanus we saw in the area, though we may have missed others.
This pair grows near the look-out on the trail that follows the shoreline through
from Cairns to Palm Cove, and is just across the road and a bit to the right on the trail from where we were staying.
Saving the beach & foreshore
I assume that this section of the beach was damaged by a tropical cyclone, hence
all the rocks along this section of the beach. We walked here often, there is a
lookout at the end of the rocks where you have quite a good view of the beach
both ways. Photo taken late afternoon.
Pathway through the gardens
A photo taken in the Kewarra Resort of a paved pathway... a delightful area for
a wander. There were a series of boardwalks including one that led you down to the beach.
This resort was the next beach to where we were staying, we called in for a coffee and
scones in their delightful open building that looked out on all sides to the garden
of trees & palms.
Blue Skies in mid winter
A photo taken during my trail walking across the road from where we were
staying during July.
A Lookout with a Plaque
The plaques were dotted around the section we were walking in, and Dick always
likes to read them. He said there was a warning for crocodiles which I missed.
At least they weren't the salt-water variety that are so large & dangerous.
This is the 4th of a series of 4 photos taken at the lake.
Along the pathway that encircles the lake we discovered this picnic shelter equipped
with a gas fired barbecue... notice we had company walking the path! :)
3rd of a series of 4 photos taken at Lake Eachem. See the 1st of the series for more info.
Another view of the lake
We walked a short distance along the pathway that encircles the lake and got this
different view. To read more about the lake see "next".