Time Out

Home again after 4 days away

We’ve had two days of fairly cruisey driving, and two days of pure fun. Can’t wait to do it again.

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The Husband of Chiconia and the Joy Machine

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Looking south towards Cairns from the road north to Port Douglas. The rainforest sweeps right down to the beach.

We drove up to Cairns, a 10 hour trip of something over 700km. We had the scooter on a trailer behind the car, and once we were there, the car didn’t get a look-in; we tore around on the scooter and gloated at the ease of parking, the sheer joy of zooming through traffic. We went up and down winding ranges between the sea and the Atherton Tableland – and then up and down again because it was such fun. We tootled along the coast road north to Port Douglas, inland to Mossman and then up and down another range. We drank beautiful coffee and ate luscious cakes, we wolfed down fabulous curries and fresh fruit smoothies.

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On the road home. Hinchinbrook Island from Cardwell, which was flattened in 2011 by Tropical Cyclone Yasi

In short, we had a ball. Now, back to reality…


15 thoughts on “Time Out

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful shots of the coast! And the Husband obliged as well – how sweet!

  2. Anlina says:

    Looks lovely. We are looking forward to a trip to the Sunshine Coast in September (and counting)

  3. Looks lovely… but back to all that quilting now!

    • katechiconi says:

      I know… But at least I got a load of embroidery done in the evenings while I was away. It had been sadly neglected, but I finally have some small progress to show.

  4. tialys says:

    I’m just back from a couple of days away too. I must say I love that The H of C is coordinated with his machine. I would much rather see a man in leathers than in lycra.

  5. EllaDee says:

    Glorious images both pictorial and word. The Joy Machine, wow, a very cool ride 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! The Joy Machine is the smaller of our bikes and easy to transport behind the car. Next time, we might do the whole trip on the big bike. Now that’s a cool ride….

  6. rutigt says:

    It looks very beautiful! You must have had a wonderful trip 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  7. Kirsten says:

    Looks and sounds like you had a lovely time. Hope the veggies behaved themselves while you were away.

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