This is meant to be a blog partly about food and I am conscious that not as much has been written as could have been on what has been eaten over the last 21 or so days. By way of amends I will try and remember going backwards from the last day which was a Friday.
We were in Sydney and had lunch in the Kirribilli Club round the corner from Luna Park. I ate my first fish and chips of the holiday. Supper was a spread of Malaysian food in a place called Allbee’s in Campsie. I almost finished myself off with a beef rendang.
Thursday we trailed back from Cairns to Sydney and we had a few extra hours in The Artist’s House so lunch was our finishing off most of the cold food left in the fridge and supper was homemade pizzas put together by Jason.
Wednesday we took a boat trip up the Daintree to spot crocodiles and bird life. We had lunch in Daintree village, a steak burger and chips and ginger beer. Supper was more wraps on the balcony of the House. I cooked steaks on the BBQ and made more guacamole.
We had a large part of Tuesday to ourselves and spent the morning walking up and down the streets in Port Douglas centre until it was time for something to eat. I think the place was called The Larder. It operated as a glorified sandwich bar and I had a Vietnamese roll with chicken. For supper we had wraps and tacos stuffed with beans and chicken cooked on the BBQ and prawns with garlic and lime juice. We ate sat out on the upper deck under the starts and the moon.
Monday we went to Mossman Gorge and walked through the rainforest. Lunch was a picnic by the swimming hole just down from the falls. We had supper in The Beach Shack down the south end of Four Mile Beach. I couldn’t decide what to eat and ended up with a good piece of chicken and salad.
Sunday we walked through the market in Port Douglas and I bought a hat. We had lunch in a club where we had to sign in overlooking the water. I had a very good steak and chips. For super we cooked sausages on the BBQ and ate them with potato salad and garlic prawns.
Friday was the day we arrived in Port Douglas. We had time to kill when we arrived and so spent some time walking around the centre. Lunch was in a place called Fresco and I had a very good soft shell crab burger and chips. Supper was a seafood pasta made with prawns and green lipped mussels.
Thursday was our last day in Cape Tribulation. For lunch we ate for a second time at Mason’s cafe having quickly given up on the idea of buying some food to take back to our beach hut. I had a roadkill burger and possibly the best chips of the holiday. In fact we had extra chips as the one bloke doing all the cooking, serving and everything else had made too many and was happy to let us have them. He also remembered my name. Supper was had in a surprisingly good restaurant called Whet. I had belly of pork with a Vietnamese salad and it was very good and spicy.
Wednesday morning we went swimming in Mason’s pool and had lunch in the cafe. A chicken burger with chips. Supper was had in the beach bar by the beach huts a two minute walk from bed. There is a possibility I had another burger.
Tuesday we arrived in Cape Tribulation. It was heavy with rain when we got there and we had lunch in the beach bar. This might have involved a burger and chips. We spent the rest of the day sat on the beach and went back to the beach bar to eat in the evening for steamed Spanish mackerel and chips (I think I prefer the mackerel in Ireland).
Most of Monday was spent either heading out to, on or coming back from the Barrier Reef so lunch was a buffet on the boat. We ate out in Cairns in the evening in a cafe/restaurant by the museum. I had steak and chips.
Sunday we took the old scenic railway from Cairns to Kurunda and had lunch in Frogs. In the evening I cooked a couple of steaks which we ate with pasta and salad.
We arrived in Cairns on Saturday and had burgers and chips by the esplanade. We ate in for the evening – pasta with a tomato sauce.
Friday we had another enormous breakfast and then spent the day walking the streets of Newtown. I managed to squeeze in a Vietnamese snack of a chicken salad and in the evening we suffer ourselves with mezze and kebabs in a Turkish place on Enmore Road.
Thursday we were again over fed by our hosts and used this as an opportunity to avoid lunch and build up an appetite doing the coast walk from Bondi. We then ate in Doyle’s Seafood Restaurant in Watson’s Bay in the early evening. A seafood medley before getting the ferry back in the dark.
Wednesday we were over fed for breakfast by our hosts in the guesthouse. We then took ourselves off into Sydney where, after some walking, we were able build up sufficient an appetite to eat in Sailors Thai. That evening we had pizzas from a place on Enmore Rd. They came out of a wood fired oven and were some of the best pizzas I have had in a long time.
Tuesday we took a couple of cabs to Tara Guesthouse in Newtown. We walked out for lunch and ended up eating burgers in a place called Buzzzbar. We were back in Campsie in the evening having got lost on the trains eating Japanese picking off sushi from a sushi train.
Monday was a Bank Holiday and in the morning we walked into Campsie. Lunch was a late lunch cooked on the BBQ by Jason.
We arrived in Sydney early Sunday evening and ate pizza and salad before going to bed.
You could try and match the pictures with the food.