Thursday, September 2, 2010

Palm Cove ~ Part 4

I hope that you are not too tired of looking at my holiday photos, but this is the last lot.
Loved seeing the sights, sounds and scents around this wonderful tropical place and was even more exciting from this little fire engine red Peugeot, that we hired to get around. Only problem though the heat was so extreme that a sunhat was a must at all times.
We drove down to Cairns for a trip to look around and do some shopping.
At the Esplanade, was this magnificent large free swimming pool where seemed like half the City of Cairns were gathered to swim and keep cool in the water. There were people everywhere, eating their lunch, enjoying the water, sunbathing and out in the midday sun.
I suppose you would get climatized to the heat, but I found it very hot and was glad to sit down at a cafe under the shade to eat our lunch.
This sign at the beach was alarming.... jelly fish was one thing but Crocodiles!!!
I remember seeing them at the Zoo one other time we visited and they were humungous.
Lucky for us, there did not seem to be any around but all the same made us want to swim in one of the three pools which were lovely. Really did not want to be a snack for some hungry croc.

It was very relaxing lazing in the hammock with a good book.
The path to the restaurant

We had breakfast, nearly every morning at the restaurant at the Resort.
The food was great in Queensland and they had everything I liked, tropical fruit, pineapple, melon and the fresh fish and prawns from the sea.
On the last night we enjoyed a delectable meal here, with white tablecloths, candles and under the light of the full moon shinning on the sea. It was a very romantic night and a lovely way to end our fabulous holiday.
The world is a nice place because of you all and many thanks for visiting me and your friendship.
Blessing and love to all of you and wish for a happy September.


  1. Dear Carolyn, Luv the car!!!! I would have a difficult time giving this auto back.

    So happy that you have had a great time and enjoyed Palm Cove.

    It has been delightful to see the pictures.

  2. I am never tired of seeing your beautiful holiday pictures. That swimming pool and that view under the trees... they all look heavenly.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.


  3. Hi Carolyn, I would have hated parting with that sporty peugeot~ C'est superbe!! Loved your holiday snaps.

  4. Beautiful Carolyn! The car is even great too. And I adore hammocks! Instant relaxation :) xoxo

  5. Hi Carolyn! It looks like you had a stunning vacation, even with the threat of crocodiles! The beaches looked amazing. I hope you are fully relaxed and have a wonderful September!

  6. Oh my I have been following along and it is only getting better and better my friend...what a trip!

  7. Ohhhh, that hammock looks wonderful!!! I haven't been on a vacation in over 10 years . . . . I sure could use one!!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!


  8. Dear Carolyn, it is really impossible to get tired of a place like Palm Cove and the wonderful time you had there!!! Plus, this is you blog and you can do as you please with it... jajajaj!!
    lots of hugs,
    maria cecilia

  9. So pleased you had such a lovely vacation dear Carolyn in such a gorgeous location - despite those croc notices! Ugh!!

    Have a lovely weekend too!

    XOXO LOLA & Nora:)

    PS love that RED peugeot!

  10. Looks like a lovely vacation.
    Not tired of seeing the pictures, but I am a little jealous :)

  11. Hi Carolyn so glad you had lovely holidays!!!
    Tank you for passing and leaving your lovely comment.
    Have a nice time.

  12. What a beautiful tropical holiday. I do hope you came back relaxed and fulfilled. Thank you for the photos. I really enjoyed them.

  13. Dearest Carolyn, how could we get tired of seeing such wonderful images?!?! They ar so pretty and relaxing, yeah!
    Hihi, I can understand that you didn't want to be a croc-snack ;o)
    Warm hugs, Traude

  14. You look cute driving that red convertible, Carolyn!! It was great seeing your photos. Adore going all over the world via Bloglandia!!

    Happy Day and weekend to you!

  15. Of course not, I think it's pretty amusing to take a peek into your lovely life. And it's an additional bonus to know that you're having so much fun ;) Happy Wednesday, Carolyn dear!

  16. Carolyn,

    The pictures are gorgeous! This definately looks like a tropical paradise! Thanks for sharing-I feel like I was there:).



  17. It all looks so beautiful and relaxing. How wonderful it would be to get away from it all and have no responsibilities... at least for a little while. :) It looks like you had a fabulous time!
    Thanks for sharing your vacation pics with us.
    ~ Jo :)

  18. Carissima amica,

    certo che non ci stanchermo MAI, nè di vedere le tue foto nè di seguirti!

    MERAVIGLIOSE le foto e stupenda TU! ;o)



    Smak! NI

  19. Carolyn I thank you for all the holiday photos. I feel like I was there enjoying each part of it with you! What a wonderful time.
    xx, shell and sugie bunny

  20. Who would ever get tired of looking at such a beautiful place.
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely holiday with us.
    Love the car!!
    Glad you like my Christmas tree!!
    Have a great weekend.

  21. Oh your vacation looks so wonderful. I love that red car. My Dad had a Peugeot when I was twelve, I still remember how much I loved that car!

    It sounds so dreamy.


  22. What awesome pictures..and I would love to have some of that food you talked about. Lets say I live in the land of corn...and very very far from the ocean.

    Hope you are having a beautiful week.

  23. What a fun holiday, Carolyn! I loved going with you and could never tire of your travel photos. (Super car there, my dear!)

  24. love seeing your photos! looks like a splendid trip! so peaceful and romantic!

  25. WOW amazing!
    Thank you for sharing. Wish I could visit it.


  26. Gorgeous pics, darling!
    Love the car!


  27. Hello, Carolyn! Beautiful vacation photos! I so enjoyed catching up with you. I also wanted to make sure that you and your family were safe after the large quake. Thinking of you.


  28. Carolyn,

    I just learned of the earthquake in New Zealand and I pray that you are ok!!! I hope to hear from you soon!



  29. Really you have had a wonderful holidays !

  30. Hi Carolyn, I have so enjoyed seeing the pics from your wonderful holiday. These pics are no exception.
    That pool is amazing and looks so inviting. The restaurant looks lovely and the food sounds great.

    The hammock looks so comfy and relaxing. I know you had a great time. Thank you for sharing the fun with us.

    Thank you for stopping by today. It was so great to see you. I am sorry I have not been to visit as much. I am just swamped right now in the studio. Tis the season starting for me.

    Have a great weekend. We are celebrating Labor Day this Monday and have a long weekend to enjoy.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  31. I'm happy to see how you have enjoyed your vacation :) But I see this is already the part 4?? My goodness! :)

    You are making people jealous with all of your photos of your so-chic vacations! My goodness! :)

    If I were to visit New Zealand, would I be welcome to visit with you while I'm there? :)

    Take Care,


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