Tide Is Out along Captain Cook Highway

Australia: Day 9 — Travel Day: Port Douglas to Sydney

Today was a travel day from Port Douglas to Sydney and featured a leisurely drive down Captain Cook Highway, right along the ocean, from Port Arthur to Cairns, which is the town with the nearest airport.  The drive was spectacular.  Every view, every turn, every sweeping panorama was yet another gorgeous photo-worthy glimpse of paradise.  I love the picture featuring the low tide which exposes the tall roots of the trees.  Additionally, we happened upon a group of hang-gliders.  I shot two of them as they lifted off!

Since we arrived in Cairns too early, we snooped around and found an amazing gorge complete with a Norway-worthy waterfall.  The photo below only features the top-most portion of it.  The waterfall is used to provide hydro-electric power there in Cairns.

View Atop Port Douglas
View Atop Port Douglas
View Atop Port Douglas
View Atop Port Douglas
Tide Is Out along Captain Cook Highway
Tide Is Out Along Captain Cook Highway
Hang Gliding 01
Hang Gliding 01
Hang Gliding 02
Hang Gliding 02
Hang Gliding 03
Hang Gliding 03
Hang Gliding 04
Hang Gliding 04
Rocky Cove Along Captain Cook Highway
Rocky Cove Along Captain Cook Highway
Sandy Beach Along Captain Cook Highway
Sandy Beach Along Captain Cook Highway
Waterfall in Cairns
Waterfall in Cairns
Lake Fed by Waterfall in Cairns
Lake Fed by Waterfall in Cairns

2 thoughts on “Australia: Day 9 — Travel Day: Port Douglas to Sydney”

  1. Spectacular…We spent more time in New Zealand when we were down under. Sailing under the Sydney Bridge was an awesome experience. Be sure to go to The Rocks when you are there.

  2. Was that you or Steve in the hang glyder. I’m sure you slid down that waterfall too. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!! What a trip!!!!

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