I have been without internet or phone signal for 4 days. It has been very liberating and I highly recommend it. I am currently in an internet cafe, wishing I was one of the backpackers I am here with. Here is a quick recap of some of the things we did on the way from Cairns to Port Douglas.
Our last morning in Cairns began with another swim. I took the little fella thinking he would be happy pottering in the little pool but no, he came and swam lanes alongside me. It was a perfect start to the day, swimming in the Aussie sunshine. Back to our apartment to pack up. ha ha – not the one above, this one 🙂 Breakfast of avocado mashed on to toast with tomato. And off we went to Port Douglas. We couldn’t resist a quick stop at Hartley’s crocodile place again as our tickets gave us 3 days access. I am fascinated by crocodiles. They terrify me but I feel compelled to keep looking at them. This guy was feeding the crocs. He is in with the little freshies – you wouldn’t go in with a saltwater croc as they are VERY dangerous. He has worked here since 1989 which is when I met my husband, BJ, Guy in New Zealand and Billy. Amazing to think of all the things I have done since then but he has just worked here. Move little heron or you will be croc dinner.
That was my lunch on day 1 at Port Douglas – a cheese toastie with chips and salad. Delicious but enough for 2 people. We are now staying in a beach house in Port Douglas with BJ, Helen, James and the very gorgeous Henrietta, my beautiful God-Daughter. We decided to spend our first full day together on the beach. I spent about 2 hours in the sea. It was gorgeous. So warm and wavey enough to be exciting but not dangerous. Then. having spent AUD 20 on a sunbed I decided to make the most of it. After a fun day on the beach we walked back along the beach to our beach house which backs this beautiful 4 mile long beach. It is stunning here. The perfect location for a holiday with supersonic lovely friends.