Heading south after Cairns we spent a few nights in Innisfail. The town had a great bicycle track into the CBD. We love family bike rides but prefer bike trails to busy streets. So we rode into town for a play at the park and to do some grocery shopping. Innisfail is in sugarcane country. Just driving here you can see what a huge industry it is for the region. It’s interesting to see different war memorials in all these towns. This one was right next to the playground we stopped at in town. I also found these tiles that tell stories of the town. There was a whole series of them, I didn’t make it to all of them. There were nearby plaques explaining the symbolism behind the artwork. Such a great way to acquaint visitors with the history of the town. They were right on the river. What a gorgeous spot! We had planned to attend church while we were there. We looked it up, it started at 10:30. Double-checked that morning and realised it was actually 9:30, but there’s a church in Innisfail, Canada that starts at 10:30! Ooops. We were too late. Some of us were all ready to go by the time we figured it out. Some of us weren’t quite ready to go but still needed a picture like our big sister. I think this is what we’ll always remember about Innisfail. All the sugarcane fields and the burning they did every night. Imagine smelling that sweet smoke every night during sugarcane season! We went for a drive to have a closer look. We learned later that burning isn’t as common as it used to be. I think this was the only place we saw it. We had a few things to see in the area…
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[…] the Mackay area. She told us they usually let the fields rest before replanting. We’d seen some burning in Innisfail, though. Then they got to drive the sugar train. TurboBug ran over as fast as his feet would go, […]