Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wildlife in Port Douglas

Friday was our last full day in Port Douglas.  We all agreed we could have happily spent 2 weeks here as there is so much to see and do in the area.  Plus Port Douglas itself is gorgeous. So how … Continue reading

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My Perfect Nirvana

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life.  I could relive that day over and over, many times and then some. It began peacefully.  I was up first and slipped out for a stroll along the beach. This … Continue reading

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Daintree To Cape Tribulation

North of Port Douglas are miles of beautiful rainforest.  This area is known as the Daintree and we got out to see what it was like. We stopped at Mossman Gorge and did the loop walk which was 2-3 km … Continue reading

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Croccy Woccy Doo Dah

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 … Continue reading

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The Totally Awesome Barrier Reef

On Sunday I had the wonderful experience of seeing the Great Barrier Reef for the first time.  It was an amazing day. Quick breaky at the beach house. We headed off to the marina at Port Douglas and waited to … Continue reading

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Crocodile Kebabs

Crocodile kebab anyone?  Am I joking?  Read on and you will see 🙂 Breakfast on our tiny balcony; natural yogurt, banana, papaya and passionfruit.  I don’t really like papaya much I have decided, which is a shame as I have … Continue reading

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Cuddly Koalas

Dear blog readers, I apologise in advance for the cheesey touristy photos you are about to be subjected to.  In my defence, when I asked Harvey on the plane to Australia what he most wanted to do, the answer was … Continue reading

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Babinda Boulders

You know you are in Australia when ………. you see a Kookaburra and a Kangaroo.  We saw several Kookaburras today and 2 kangaroos.  One kangaroo was hard to spot but the other one was conveniently close to the side of … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Middle-Earth, G’Day Australia

Sunday was a sad day but also a bit exciting.  We had to say good-bye to our dear friends and New Zealand and fly to Australia for a holiday with James and Lara who were meeting us in Cairns. My … Continue reading

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Aotearoa

To visit New  Zealand is a wonderful thing and I defy anyone to dislike this beautiful country.  I feel very lucky to be here and lucky that I have visited twice before too. What I have particularly enjoyed this time … Continue reading

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