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Cooktown - Day 1

Saturday 18 July 2015

Fine and warm today with an expected maximum of 25 degrees.

We started the day with a visit to the local pharmacy and the newsagent, in fact several visits to the newsagency before we managed to get the Weekend Australian which came in just before the shop closed. Next port of call was the Tourist Information Centre for the usual clutch of brochures and info on things to do in Cooktown. Down near the fisherman's wharf we found the Coffee Kitchen for lunch. The restaurant has no signage and hides behind the Laundromat, but was recommended by fellow campers at Mount Surprise. It is a French Patisserie and serves excellent food including their specialty - French Vanilla Slices. We had Caesar Salads with prawns - an excellent meal, but no room for vanilla slices so we will be back tomorrow.

After lunch we drove up to the Grassy Hill Lookout for magnificent views of Cooktown and the surrounding area. All the steps to the Lookout had been sponsored by local residents of Cooktown, including one sponsored by the Cooktown Hash House Harriers. It was very, very breezy at the Lookout and Di was nearly blown over by the wind.


Di at the Grassy Hill Lookout at Cooktown.


Cooktown Hash House Harriers.


Looking south from the Grassy Hill Lookout at Cooktown - very windy out there.


Looking north from the Grassy Hill Lookout at Cooktown.


The Endeavour River from the Grassy hill Lookout at Cooktown.


Cooktown from the Grassy Hill Lookout.


Boats moored in the Endeavour River at Cooktown.

Posted by TwoAces 03:51

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