Exploring Cooktown

Todays Cooktown has a population of about 2000 and looks back on a short but rough history. In 1770 Captain Cook landed here to repair his ship which was leaking like a sieve after the ride through the Great Barrier Reef. For the next 100 years the place remained quiet until the discovery of gold […]

On the Road again

On Tuesday last week Hiroko and I threw our stuff in the car and hit the road in the early afternoon. Our destination for the next couple of days was Cooktown, a small town 320km north of Cairns. It can be reached either via an inland road or via the coastal road. Unfortunately the latter […]

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