The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

15 September, 2016

Back to Mareeba

We left Mareeba and drove to Koah, about half way between Karanda and Mareeba where we stayed with friends Ruth and Rod for a couple of weeks.

A great property which they don't mind sharing with friends

Lovely garden

Swimming pool for those hot days

Friendly Curlew - Jemimah
During our time we visited the Mareeba Markets which is a large market with a good selection of stalls.

Mareeba Markets

My new hat from the markets, helps to thicken my hair - just wonderful!!
Had a great smorgasbord dinner at Cedar Lodge - great food with dining area positioned in a rain forest environment.

We arranged lunch at Mount Uncle Distillery with friends Michael, Jody, Mike & Chris and after an enjoyable lunch walked over to the Distillery where Rum tasting commenced.  I was driving so could only participate in a couple of tasters and with Mike not liking Rum, it was left to Michael to finish the tasting!!  Being a passenger certainly has its advantages.

Lunch at Mt Uncle 

Girls checking out the tadpoles in the pond

Nice gardens around the distillery
Mike & Chris returned to Lake Tinnaroo and we took Michael & Jodie to the Fig Tree (Clohessy National Park).  We had been there many years ago but really enjoyed revisiting, especially as we had the place to ourselves.

Nice board walk through the rain forest at Clohessy NP

Clohessy Fig Tree

On one of our trips to Mareeba had to be mindful of cyclists as the Annual Cardiac Challenge from Cairns to Cooktown some 333 km was in progress - got a bit tricky as road was not very wide in parts!

From here we headed to Cooktown for our house sitting stint.

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