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Finally – Cooktown

September 8, 2018

The first page I am sharing today shows our stop at Bob’s Lookout on the way to Cooktown.  As far as you can see it is just scrub – not a house or even an animal.  We arrived in Cooktown in time for lunch and then headed up to the Lighthouse so that the girls could see how truly beautiful this place is.  We also visited Finch Bay, a great spot on the coast with a small creek running out to sea.  We were a little worried about what might be hiding in the scrub!  The second page shows us exploring the waterfront in town.  There is lots of history about Captain Cook and also the corresponding story provided by the local indigenous people.  The girls enjoyed playing on the Musical Ship and visiting the Museum.  We were able to spend some time relaxing in the afternoon and catching up with our friends Bob and Beryl.  The third page shows our last day in Cooktown.  We spent the morning fishing with Bob and Beryl before enjoying a lovely lunch at the Hotel.  We spent a quiet afternoon but headed up to the Lighthouse at sunset to watch the sun go down.  The last page shows Abigail with the two flathead that she caught while fishing.  She not only caught two fish but she was the only one to catch any fish.  We enjoyed them on the BBQ for dinner.  Brisbane to Cooktown is a long way and now we have to head back.

I didn’t have any of the Delightfully Details Memories and More cards left to fit these pages, however, I did use the Tabs for Everything stamp set to add a couple of words and the date.  I used the retired Timeless Type Alphabet Dies for the headings, which were cut from Blackberry Bliss card.  The last page showing off Abigail’s catch uses the Tranquil Tide Designer Series paper and a layout you have seen me share before.  I cut Night of Navy card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to cover the edge of the Designer Series Paper.  I also stamped the small fish from the All The Good Things stamp set down the left hand side of the page using Night of Navy ink.  I printed the journalling on the computer, cut it into strips and attached the strips to Night of Navy card.

Such a beautiful town and one that I am sure Ron and I will revisit.  There is so much more to see than we could fit into 3 days.

Bye for now,


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