The Newport on Macrossan
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Port Douglas- up early yet again! Had to get breakfast and get to the marina by 8am for our all day snorkelling trip. The boat we went on was only 2 weeks old and it was one of the smaller companies who only take a maximum of 45 people so lots of room for people. This company "Wavelength", was very well-organised, we were quite amazed at how …
Cape Tribulation Wow, this place is amazing, really beautiful. We hadn't planned any activities because we were pretty tired so went for a walk before breakfast, again, I was on edge thinking every noise in the bush was a Cassowary just lurking there waiting to disembowel either me or Bill! We have been talking about these birds going over what we …
... to the parking lot and about to get into the car and Mike spots a Cassowary crossing the road with 3 chicks, whooooooh. We can’t believe our luck, I take off with phone in my hand trying to get a good shot, but Mike managed to get the better ones with his zoom lens. We are now satisfied with our Cassowary sighting so we continued on our way and next stop was Thornton beach for a look and a cup of tea and then we had to make a stop at the Exotic fruit ice ...
With perfect weather we left the Marina Mirage in Port Douglas, around 9.30am and headed to the Agincourt Reef on the outer reef of the Great Barrier Reef. An amazing feeling to be doing this day as we both had wanted to experience it. Another box ticked!!!! We were on the the waters where Captain James Cook had sailed in 1770 and struck the reef. We chose Quicksilver for our reef adventure ...
... pointing them out, we saw no less than three of them – and there was a fisherman fishing away seemingly quite
oblivious of his danger… This guy lives in the area and told us that many
people seem completely unaware (or uncaring) of the danger that they may be in.
It’s time to move on again – another short journey down the coast towards Cairns, provider of over 600 (yes, you read right!) tours every day!