Enjoying the view

Today I am linking up with the self love soiree by peggy from cake crumbs & beach sand.

In my family I am the driver. I don’t just mean this in a metaphorical sense.  I actually physically do all the driving in our car.  Not because I am a control freak and want to drive everywhere, but because my hubby has only ever had a motorbike licence.*

When we get out and about, or go on a drive, I can’t be the one to sit back, chillax and enjoy the view.  It’s kind of hard to do that from the drivers seat.

This weekend, we went for a drive to Cooktown.**  It has been about 13 years since I have been there and although it is a long drive ( it takes about 4 hours to get to Cooktown from Cairns) it is through some beautiful and amazing countryside and I was really looking forward to it.

So I made a pledge to myself that, on this journey, each time that I had an opportunity, I was going to stop – breathe it all in – and create an experience for myself.  

I was going to take the time and enjoy my family, enjoy the view, and enjoy watching my family enjoying the view.

Here are some of the sights….

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The drive was so beautiful. Breathtaking. Way more spectacular than the few photos I took on my iphone.

But actually taking the time to stop and appreciate my surroundings and appreciate my family in those beautiful surroundings made my heart sing.

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*For those of you wondering why my hubby doesn’t have a car licence, you can read that here.

** For nerds like me who are interested in learning a bit more about Australian History or jus a bit about Cooktown, you can do so here and here.  But in short, the present day site of Cooktown is where Captain Cook managed to find safe harbour to repair his ship after it was damaged on the Reef.