I come from Dortmund in Germany, and lived in Sylt and Hamburg for 7 years before moving to Australia. Brian and I met while travelling overseas more than 30 years ago. The first time we came travelling through the Daintree was in 1981.
We came back three times to the Daintree, before the track to Bloomfield was opened in 1984. Brian suggested buying land here when we were living in Darwin and in 1994 we bought a block of Daintree rainforest land, covered mostly with 50 year old rainforest regrowth. The block borders the Daintree National Park, has a creek and is less than 2 km from the beach, where we launch our boat to go fishing on the reef.
In 1996 we bought the house ‘next’ door, which seemed to be perfect as a B & B. Brian has improved the house beautifully over the years, and guests feel very welcome and relaxed here.
I am now busy running the B&B full time. I enjoy gardening, reading lots and love to take time out on Cow Bay Beach, sunbathing, swimming, reading and taking my lunch.
Brian is now the retired electrician. He has vast experience in domestic, construction, mining, co-generation. He has done most of the renovation and building work on our houses here and likes using local timbers for this. He loves going out in the boat fishing, and we get to eat some really fresh fish!!!
Over the years we have lived in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Darwin, Townsville and Cow Bay. Brian is from Ballarat and was a long time resident of Melbourne and Sydney.