Luckily for us, we just got out of Bali in time before they stopped the flights over the activity of Mount Agung, there was continuous activity for the end part of 2017 and quite a lot of people got stuck there for a few weeks in November.
Once we arrived in Cairns, we picked up the hire car and went directly to K-Mart and bought all the bits and bobs that we thought we would need for our camping trip. We bought a tent, sleeping bags, a couple of floor mats, blow up pillows, plates, cutlery, a pot to cook in, a small gas stove and a cool box it all came to less than $200! We then went across to Coles bought our food and drinks and filled the cool box topped it with ice and we set off on our merry little way.
We drove north straight onto the Captain Cook highway and headed towards the Daintree and Cape Tribulation area, stopping off at Port Douglas for a quick dip and a read of Lonely Planet to see where we could camp and what we could do. I was instantly drawn to an activity in the sight section of the book.
‘Fit walkers should lace up early for the strenuous but rewarding Mt Sorrow Ridge walk’.
There were not many activities listed for the Cape Tribulation area and I thought that would be a good way to start the holiday. We could camp somewhere close to the walk, and then get up early and head off on the trial for our first adventure. We stopped at Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat for the first night. It was a campsite with some small chalets, and a small wildlife pen with some Kangaroos, birds and a couple of easy walking tracks. We actually got to see some wild kangaroos on our first night which was exciting. They were just roaming around the park, probably looking for left over scraps from the campers but I thought that it was a nice experience for Scott to see wild roos on his first night in Australia.
At this point I wanted to give up….
BUT I COULD NOT TELL SCOTT I FELT THIS WAY….
The walk and climb back down was just as hard as coming up.
We kept walking, we took regular breaks and we kept on moving again. Scott he kept on saying that it was the hardest thing he had ever done in his life and I could agree because I thought that it was definitely the hardest trail walk that I have ever done!