10-Jun-2012 -- While staying in Cairns, we hired a car to get us around for the 2 weeks that we were there. On Sunday 10th June, we headed down to Tully and seeing that we were less than 10 kilometres from this confluence, there was no way that we could leave it unvisited.
From the previous visits, it was very easy to find and before heading down between the sugar cane rows, we went to the house opposite the cane fields for permission to enter the private land. The chap was very friendly, but informed me that the land was owned by the people just over the road, next to the big sheds, and to ask for Dennis.
Knocking on his front door, we could hear the radio on inside his house, but could not raise anyone’s attention inside. At least we tried to do the right things, so we headed down the small track that separated two fields of sugar cane. Arriving at the closest point to the confluence, I tried to make my way through the very dense and tall crop, but it was near on impossible. Fiona was not going to follow me, as it was a warm day and she is terrified of snakes that make their home in these fields, hunting prey that are in the dense sugar cane crops.
I was very disappointed to not get the all “0’s” that I always strive for, but at least we can say that we were only 14 metres from the exact spot. If only Dennis had planted bananas, like his neighbour, less than a kilometre from the confluence, it would have made it very easy to get those perfect zeros.
Another bonus for us was that it was our first confluence to be logged in Queensland, and another highlight was also coming across a rare and endangered Cassowary not far from the site.