The Newport on Macrossan
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... closed that day, due to high winds. The spiritual nature of the formation and the stories left us with a better understanding of the Aboriginal people.
We returned to the resort at 11:30 and had to quickly check out of our room. Left Ayers Rock at 3:30 and arrived in Cairns (pronounced Cans) at 6:00. Went by shuttle to Port Douglas. Arrived in the dark so didn't get to see the beautiful ...
... saw wallabies resting in a field and many cane sugar fields. A bad motorcycle accident slowed us down a bit, but we still arrived more than plenty early for the show. While we were waiting, we enjoyed pineapple juice and wandered around the pond, discovering some cane frogs (both old and young). Cane frogs are pretty poisonous, so we kept our distance.
The show started in the lobby, and we all followed the dancers painted in traditional body paint outside to the lake. On ...
... is a godsend to help us get some ventilation in the camper at night
The scenery was beautiful and coastline pristine as soon as we left Cairns on our way to Port Douglas. The Captain Cook Highway hugs the shore and offers the most stunning views of the beaches and rainforest covered mountains. Barry seemed to be handling the twisty roads pretty well and with power steering and an ...
... the close. Oh yeah, just before getting into the water they were feeding the fish when three sharks came along and were meandering about. Unnerving, but they assured all they were very unthreatening. After about 45 min Nik was chilly so we came aboard past the one last shark protecting his territory. After lunch it was back to the dock. A quick stop in Port Douglas for shopping, Tim Tams for Niki, then back to the hotel. We called Susan the retired school teacher from Michigan who ...
... plates, competing aggressively for the hand outs. I got the feeling of being in a school of fish, not the type that moves in perfectly synchronized precision but more like the type that mills about bumping into things. All too soon we were walking up the ascent ramp to the surface.
It was a fine experience for me as I am not a swimmer or a SCUBA diver. It would have been more fun if we could have roamed about the sea floor rather than be ...