Cape Tribulation is one of those must-see places in the Daintree. I was instantly reminded of Jeannie Baker's Where the Forest Meets the Sea, a book I received from my mum for a birthday and one I have loved dearly since.
We'd decided early on that this wasn't going to be our turn to do Cape York so Cape Trib was as far north as we travelled from our camp at Wonga Beach. The car ferry was a novelty and from there we drove through the tropical rainforest.
People living up there - not far from Cairns - depend on nature to provide water and power.
We took a picnic and ate under the huge figs on the beach at Cape Trib and had a game of cricket. Despite the warning signs the kids splashed in the shallows while J kept a lookout for saltwater crocs.
P was reminiscent in the sand - drawing our old house.
Where the Forest Meets the Sea.
And the little one fell asleep after swimming and crawling in the sand. Luckily he has the best big brother.
The trip back to Wonga Beach included a stop in at the Floraville Ice Creamery which has a huge range of organic flavours including sweet potato & cinnamon and mango & lime.