Double Island or better know as Dolly Parton Island
The pikkie above is seen on our previous posts taken from Ellis beach, which is basically around the corner from Palm Cove. There is an exclusive resort on the island, and various movie stars book out the resort for their own use, like......Kenau Reeves, Donald Sutherland, The Retro Roamers. About $25 grand a night.
The jetty @ Palm Cove
Palm Cove taken from the Jetty
Further down heading towards Kewarra
Right around to the Trinity headland
Palm Cove is a huge beach, and is divided into three parts. Palm Cove proper, Kewarra and Clifton Beaches. Palm Cove is the trendy tourist beach area with resorts, restaurants, cafes and the famous Palm Cove caravan park. Kewarra and Clifton beaches are all about residential, and even though the beach is just as good as Palm Cove, doesn't attract the tourist numbers for obvious reasons.
Scout Hat Island
This island is just to the right of Dolly Parton Island....and the reason it is called Scout hat Island, if you look close enough, it looks like a scout hat.
All the mad fishermen
Now to set the record straight, the only reason I am hanging out at fishing areas, is because the grand son is fanatical. Me personally, I hate fishing. I don't have the patience, hate the smell of bait, hate getting all that gunk on my hands, detest hooks, sinkers, jiggers cause they always end up in my bloody hand. So all in all, I am the worlds biggest sook when it comes to fishing. But in saying that, I love eating fish and Calamari, but because I am allergic to shell fish....I can't have crustaceans. Anyway enough of that.
Now Thursday 27th of September, the weather is finally starting to turn. There is a south easterly trade wind now bring moisture onto the coast, so we anticipate a few cloudy showery days to be with us. The grand kids have gone into Cairns to the lagoon with Haylee, their Mum, so the bride and I decided to re visit Trinity Beach and have lunch at the pub.
Trinity Beach is a second cousin to Palm Cove. Yes it has resort / apartments and a few restaurants, but is only a quarter of the size of Palm Cove. The pub (Trinity Beach Hotel) has been redeveloped from the original "fountain on the mountain" which was blown down in 2000, by Cyclone Steve. The redeveloped hotel / apartment, does not have that same feeling as the old original.
The famous original Trinity Beach Hotel was a typical north Queensland bare arse, rough as guts pub, but the atmosphere was tremendous. We managed a property two doors up from the pub '99 - '03. You can go back on our blogs around the middle of winter 2010, and tells you a lot more about Trinity Beach and our "tour of duty" at Amaroo Beach Resort.
The dining area of the Trinity Beach Hotel
The view from the Trinity Beach Hotel
Had some lunch then headed off for walk along the pathway to the southern end of the beach. Being school holidays there were lots of families around. There are BBQ's, surf patrol and the far southern end is quite protected from the southerly wind. The northern part of the beach is not easily accessible as the road stops just past the pub. If you want to go to the northern and quieter part of Trinity Beach you just have to walk along the sand....pretty easy really....however be prepared for the odd au natural folks.
Looking down towards the southern end of Trinity Beach
Looking north you can see Double Island (Dolly Parton Island) and Scout Hat Island
The bride posing....don't mind the lady in the back ground (he he!!!!!!!!!)
At the current rate of travel we will be out of here (Cairns) in about 10 days. We are off to PD the weekend after next for an over night stay. Also if the weather settles we will do a visit to Buchans Point, which is just around the corner from Palm Cove. Why Buchan's Point.........................................mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
So stay toooooooned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!