Port Douglas Retreat
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Our last day at Port Douglas. We drove to Mossman Gorge. There is a visitor centre here where you take a short shuttle bus into the forest and walk alongside the gorge bed, some lovely scenery and more forest!
We went back to Port Douglas for lunch at the Marina - a cone of prawns for me and oysters and calamari for Stephen. A wander up …
We headed into the harbour to wander around the market which was really nice. The stalls featured some local crafts and produce including pure sugar cane juice, 'mangled' as we watched and fresh coconut milk. We sampled the cane juice, which got a thumbs down from Stephen but which I quite liked. We purchased a lovely aerial photo of Port Douglas …
This day was the highlight of our trip. We were so lucky with the weather.
The sun was shining and the winds had died to 10 knots. We were picked up by the Calypso bus and brought to the harbour. On boarding we were given a snorkelling mask a snorkel and flippers and headed out on our 1 1/2 hour journey. On the way we were given some …
We took the car across the Daintree River in a ferry boat to the Daintree tropical Rain Forest (the oldest remaining one in the world!) Discovery Centre and Cape Tribulation. This area is home to the Kuku Yalarjii Aborigines and great care is being taken to ensure there is as little damage as possible to the forest. The ferry is the only access …
Next day I hired a satellite phone as a safety precaution for the cape drive and we headed off with the dogs, up the coast to visit Duncan (Jills man) at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures. Pre this we stopped at a beautiful beach (Palm Cove) to give the dogs a run and maybe have some lunch. WELL. Our pleasant day was about to take a turn for a worse!! I won't dwell on it long but we came across the craziest woman with the most extreme road rage I have ever encountered. ...