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... a nicer day. We spotted a few waterfalls that were very impressive and I even spotted a cockatoo!
At the top - after posing for the silly photo - when we exited the cable car, we were taken by Steve, our tour guide, to the shops! Lots of craft, souvenir, art and random shops waited our arrival! We wandered around and bought a few souvenirs! Susan is quite keen to buy a piece of aboriginal art as a momento but she says she has to love it not just like it! So as you ...
... falls were a bit of a drive away through the forest. We passed the typical Australian yellow signs with animals on them and we did see a bush Turkey. Still no kangaroos. I guess they prefer life in the outback to the rainforest! We parked the car and started the descent down to the the falls. The was a walkway in the middle of the rainforest. It was pretty cool and we luckily didn't see any Australian insects. We we arrived at ...
... back we stopped at Thornton's Beach which is right along the roadside, and like everything else, would have been more enjoyable and picturesque had we been able to see some blue skies and sunshine. I really need to get over it and move on don't I? Jack and Nugget went for a hit of tennis when we got back and I went to check out a market at the Marina, Brad buried himself in a crossword....he's obsessed! The market was **** so I went into town for ...
... and waterproof, the rock had dented the cover and this had let some water in.
We had our picnic next before visiting another boardwalk. This one was really pretty and there were no mosquitoes! Mike spotted a snake slithering along and I saw a praying mantis. We also saw some more birds. The trees and creeks were incredible here and it was so relaxing.
We stopped at another ice cream place on the way back to our bungalow. Each day they have an ice cream set with four ...
... for our reef experiences.
The big tourist and uni student season just ended the week before we arrived – and their Aussie high season will start in a couple weeks when southern Australians from Melbourne and the like will flee the cold to northern climes. So in this shoulder season, the Port Douglas we explored was charming and peaceful.
The beaches are stunning. Fine ...