Monday, August 8, 2016

Sugar Cane and Cocoa


This post is a bit of a miscellany of photos taken during our stay in Port Douglas and on our way from Port Douglas back to Cairns and on to Brisbane.  The first few photo are from a brief visit to Daintree Village north of Port Douglas, where we had a beer and where the girls bought some post cards.  I wandered around photographing some birds and an orchid.

male and female Australasian Figbird
(this is the northern variety with a yellow breast)



 Bar-shouldered Dove


 Dockrillia teretifolia, an orchid


 Masked Lapwing


 Straw-necked Ibis


 Wedge-tailed Eagle


We also visited a Sugar Cane and Cocoa plantation and listened to a presentation there on growing these two important crops.







Sugar Cane



Cocoa pods and flowers




Word War II bomb site




varia



coast road from Port Douglas to Cairns









cairns on the Port Douglas to Cairns road





Kangaroo farm


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