Sunday, August 29, 2010

Palm Cove part 2

This was the lookout on our day trip up to Port Douglas, which was a beautiful drive, albeit very hot in the convertible car we had hired.

This was the fabulous view that we looked out of from our apartment when we pulled back the shutters.
There are certain months of the year, that you are unable to swim in the sea - from about September to April for fear of being stung by box jelly fish. Lucky there did not seem to be any around.
We enjoyed lunch in a lot of outdoor cafes, this place had a guy playing the piano and singing, so it was a nice way to while away the afternoon.

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend


  1. Ahhhh, Carolyn, such beautiful photos! Makes me feel like I am there!!

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


  2. what beautiful photos of a gorgeous place, and looks like a great time!!

  3. Hi Carolyn,
    WOW more wonderful pics of your vacation. What a truly lovely place to relax and enjoy.
    The red convertible looks like so much fun. The outdoor cafes are a real treat. So glad you did not encounter the jelly fish.

    Glad you are back home and thank you for sharing your great vacation.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. Carolyn,
    May you have a sweet week-end!

    Cute, cute car. Had to be blast.
    Palm Cove is a beautiful place.
    I would love to escape to such a beautiful spot.

    God bless,

  5. That first photo would make a wonderful quilt. Have a great weekend.

  6. Wow that view is gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as well.

    Jenn xo

  7. I love meeting you again
    Your holidays have been really nice in fantastic places

  8. Gorgeous pics, dear Carolyn, of a beautiful place!

    Wishing you a great week ahead,

    XOXO LOLA & nora:)

  9. OH Carolyn, it looks like heaven on earth - how lovely.
    It definitely is worth a visit sometime. I love the fact you hired a convertible, what a lovely way to see the coast.
    Enjoy your time.

  10. Hello Carolyn

    More lovely photos to make us feel the sun still shines!!
    Today you must have wished you were back there!!
    Take care

  11. I remember a trip we took a few years back to Little Dix Bay. In August and jelly fish abounded. My daughter was stung the very first day! They hurt! You were lucky.

    But what a lovely spot just the same, Carolyn! I do love seeing your part of the world.

  12. Lovely pics, darling!
    The first one is just stunning!


  13. Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks for sharing this lovely destination! Looks like a dreamy vacation. Hope you had a wonderful time.


  14. Carolyn, your trip to Palm Cove sounds absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed all the beautiful pictures of your time there. The picture of the warning sign scared the bejeebies out of me though. I am so glad that you had such a great time nand that you got back home safely. Thanks for taking us along in pictures!!!

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    Your pictures look beautiful. Palm cove looks like a wonderful place. I hope to visit it one day.
    So glad to hear you had a great time.


  16. Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for taking me to a virtual trip! :)

  17. So ydilic holidays, dear Carolyn... nothing better than being at tropical beaches with warm waters to escape cold days.
    Our weather is getting much warmer over here and I hope yours too!!!
    I have red the post about your holidays with your grandparents by the sea, such lovely memories from those days. Now we have to provide our grands with same great memories as well!!!
    muchos cariños,
    maria cecilia

  18. Hi Carolyn,
    What a fabulous vacation you must be having. It looks like a tropical resort. I love the blue skies and palm trees. Oh, be careful of those jellyfish - that sounds a bit scary!
    Sharon :-)

  19. wowwwww looks splendid I am especially jealous after this cold and rainy paris weekend...

    Kisses love from Paris to you in the islands!

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

  20. Oh, so lovely! Looks beautiful, but that jellyfish sign, yikes! I'm even afraid of the little tiny ones they have in Florida, much less a giant one that comes with a warning! XX!

  21. Oh my I am in love with your Holiday spot.
    Carolyn what a getaway this place is just absolutely something out of the movies. I so want to be there at this very moment.
    I am very happy for you my friend that you got to enjoy yourself in such a heavenly place.
    Love your pictures and so glad I got to see these.
    Love ya

  22. What a beautiful spot!

    And I've been stung by a jellyfish, so I can attest to the fact that it's no fun! To put it MILDLY.

    Have a wonderful week!

  23. Stunning corner of the world!
    The colours are summery
    Wishing you dreamy days..
    merci for your kind visit:))

  24. Carolyn-This looks like Heaven! And look at you in a RED convertible :) The kids have been stung by jelly fish and we always keep a bottle of MSG in our beach bag for it. I have never heard of a box jelly fish though. Be careful and have fun!

  25. Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment! I will read more in the morning, it's late here. I think that my daughter would love to hear that I found I blog with bears in it. Night!

  26. O, what a beautiful spot. The photos are gorgeous.

  27. Your vacation photos are lovely..the water is so perfect! Have a great week!

  28. Hi Carolyn, such a great place and what wonderful photos!!!!
    Tank you for sharing!
    Tank you for your lovely comment!
    Have a nice day.

  29. Dearest Carolyn,

    What a pictures!!! What a holiday!!!
    So beautiful!! So glad that you haven`t ancountered jellyfish!!

    Thank you sharing these fantastic photos!! Oh, how I wish that someday I could travel there, so beautiful!!:)

    BIG HUGS, Marge

  30. Oh I love reading about your adventures my friend...lovely once again. Hugs. xoxox

  31. That is a fabulous place Carolyn.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Chat soon,

  32. Very pretty!!! Thank you for more photos.
    I was once stung on my left arm by a jellyfish. It stung me twice and here's what is weird: For years it would swell up from time to time.
    Hope all is well in your world today. Hope you are being creative.


  33. Wow, nice photos. I hope you were having a really great time Carolyn dear....

  34. Ciao carissima amica!!!

    Sei ADORABILE!!!


    Nel frattempo mi complimento per il tuo magnifico post, che è davvero eloquente!!!

    Un bacio grande ed affettuoso a te che sei dolcisssssssssima!


  35. What a beautiful place to enjoy a holiday- I hope to travel there someday as well, although the jelly fish would be a bit intimidating :-}

  36. It looks like heaven on earth! So glad that you had such a wonderful time xoxo

  37. Hi Carolyn, What a beautiful place you have chosen for your vacation! Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures!
    Hugs to you and have a wonderful spring time,


Thank you so much for visiting Draffin Bears.
It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx