Deep in the rainforest
I must admit that I was thinking more along the horror movie line – not because I was dreading camping, but because it seemed like we were crossing over into the wilderness once we got on that ferry. And we could not say we weren’t warned – this is the sign we encountered at the ferry stop:
When we drove off the ferry, the road was dark from the dense tree canopy, and there was a light drizzle of rain…all adding to that horror movie setting. But soon we came to little patches of ‘civilisation’ in between the dense rainforest. Eco tourist lodges, a handful of houses and tree plantations. Yes, it is cool and crisp here, just perfect for tea! We stopped at an icecream place that grow their own tropical fruits and then make icecream out of it. Very nice indeed. I wanted to buy some of the strange and wonderful fruit they had but they were reserved for the icecream. We will just have to stop there again to try out a few more flavours. The Daintree tea was really lovely and I will buy some more on our way back.
After painting that picture of a horror movie, here is another one to show you where we are actually camping for the next few days here at Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Wet Tropics World Heritage Area: