Sunday, 24 July 2016

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Queensland

Yorkeys Knob Beach is 11 klms from where we are staying in Cairns.
It has been raining for several days but now fine.
The other day we headed north to Yorkeys Knob, didn't see the turn off and ended up at Port Douglas some 60 klms north.  The next day we went to Yorkeys Knob paying more attention to the signs.
The patrolled beach and in the distance the tropical rain forests of Cairns.

57 comments:

  1. Nice sandy beach. I am hoping you are going to take some photos of the rain forest.

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    1. Yes i have taken photos of the rainforest and hopefully will take more..

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  2. That IS a nice beach--- Hope your detour didn't take too long.

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    1. Detour took most of the afternoon but a great one...

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  3. You could have ended up in worse places than Port Douglas! Lucky you!!

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  4. I always thought Port Douglas was in NSW. No wonder I failed geography in school!
    That's a lovely beach.

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    1. Did you..we stayed in an apartment for a couple of weeks several years ago..
      We are always learning.

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  5. Not sure why but so often the name brings about a snigger. I think we went swimming at the far end of the beach in your photo.

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    1. It's the 'Knob'that causes the sniggers Andrew :)
      Good place to swim.

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  6. Long sandy beach and misty mountains, reminds me of summer, bet you it's warmer there than here.
    Merle.........

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  7. Nothing wrong about ending up at Port Douglas.
    Playground of the rich and the famous.
    Maybe if Hillary and Bill Clinton were not pre-occupied, you could
    have run into them - ha ha.
    Pity about the rain, but that is normal for the tropics.
    Here in Brisbane, everyone is walking around in summer clothes
    in the MIDDLE of this strange winter.
    Maybe, hopefully the usual rotten freezing winds of August this year
    will stay way down south with the penguins.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Heard about the warmer weather in Brisbane.
      I'm sure we will head to Port Douglas again before we leave Cairns..

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    1. Down by the boardwalk the tide goes out for a long way...and i believe you are correct regarding the extreme tides..

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  9. Hello Margaret,
    Nice picture.
    It's always nice to go to the beach for a walk or relax.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  10. Quiet place with fine beaches, to enjoy good holiday.

    Kisses

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    1. Having a delightful relaxed holiday, lots to see and do.

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  11. How beautiful. I trust you are having a lovely time.

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  12. Such a beautiful place !!
    Have a great holidays !!
    Greetings

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  13. I lived at Yorkeys Knob for a couple of years back in the late 80s. Down the far end of Varley Street...diagonally opposite from the road that leads to the marina/yacht club. And then down the other end of Yorkeys Knob Road...towards the Cook Highway. I've written about those episodes in my life a few times in my blog.

    I've many good memories of those times. From Yorkeys I moved to Clifton Beach....to a duplex townhouse on the corner of Clifton Beach Road and Arlington Esplanade. That building is long gone and quite a large complex is there now, I think.

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    1. Had a good look at both those areas. Looked on the corner you mentioned and one building of apartments 3 stories and not a modern building. Other corner, no high rise either...

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    2. When I lived there (Clifton Beach) it was a red-brick townhouse duplex, Margaret...only the two storeys high...two bedrooms and a narrow balcony upstairs with kitchen-dining, lounge area down (and laundry at rear). I left there in early 1990.

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    3. http://www.waterviewapartments.com.au/qld/cliftonbeach/cliftonbeach.htm

      Are these the ones you saw at Clifton Beach...on the corner of Clifton Beach Road and Arlington Esplanade?

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    4. Knock! Knock! It's just me again! Looking at that current building it has struck me that the property that was next door to the existing building - the one I lived in(after turning left into Arlington) looks like it was purchased and the original building/duplex was extended and the exterior walls were stuccoed to match up with the new buildings. The design remained the same two bedrooms upstairs etc...just more added to it...and the outer walls altered. Just a thought.

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    5. Hello Lee, yes that's the building in the links you gave me. Doesn't look as good in reality.
      Thank you for that.
      Anything is possible as to what's been done to your house from the past...xx

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  14. How calm and gorgeous, look at the clouds which gave the new meaning to location

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  15. My goodness I would love to walk along that beach :) looks breathtaking.

    I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

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  16. Bad luck about the rain. Getting lost in Port Douglas would be okay.

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    1. Been ok weather since. Cloudy at time but at least it's warm..

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  17. Sometimes detours can be fun ...
    It does look a nice beach, wouldn't mind a walk along it!

    All the best Jan

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  18. the continuous journey, it is nice for us too!
    your latest posts are very good, and I'll stay a little longer on your blog to read what I missed !!

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  19. fabulous beach ,who will resist to sit and look at the beautiful water though

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  20. Great beach. I am travelling across Australia through your eyes!

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  21. Curiosa imagen...un saludo desde Murcia....

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