Mossman Gorge, Queensland, 20 July 2022
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We travelled south from Cooktown to Mossman where we stayed at a delightful B&B near the entrance to Mossman Gorge. In the morning during breakfast I photographed a few birds on the feeder, having their brreakfast perhaps.
After breakfast we proceeded to Mossman Gorge.
In many ways I found the Gorge quite disappointing. Rather than being a quiet place to commune with nature, it is for the most part a giant tourist trap. The Visitors’ Centre I found to be something of a travesty. Its only purpose was to sell you things. there was no historical or ecological information about the area and even maps of walking trails were not available. Fortunately I had already printed one out before we left Canberra.
The gorge itself was fine, at least when you had got off the main metal walkway and onto the less frequented loop track.
I did not include the humans by choice, I had no option, despite this being a scenic viewpoint from the main track.
A bush turkey, very common in Queensland including in suburbs.
Lots of fish in the river.