The Port Douglas Outrigger
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... The history was fascinating - lots of stuff about how important the railway was during the war and during times of flooding when the far north of Queensland was cut off from the world!
We then headed to Palm Cove for sundowners en route back to port Douglas. That is near the infamous Buchan point which actually featured in Steve's chat today. Not only is it 'clothes optional', it is also male only. Read into that what you will! We also had a great view ...
... pocket knife with him. The coconuts are all over the beach we chose one above the water line that was still yellowish green. Took a bit of getting into with just a pocket knife and a hunk of pumice stone that is also everywhere on the beach.He finally got a big enough hole to drink from and get the flesh out.The water is ok as a drink and the flesh is soft and didn't taste like ...
... and some forest dragons. We were glad we made it out alive (it was quite freaky at times) but we were a bit disappointed we hadn't seen more.
On our last day, we went for a walk along Cow Bay. This is a shorter stretch of sand than Thornton Beach but gorgeous still. Our camera didn't do it justice as it was foggy from condensation after the fall. Again, there were very few people there.
We had lunch at the restaurant that had been closed on our first night. Mike ...
... in Thailand!
We then drove to a nearby wildlife habitat. This was like a zoo exccept instead of having the animals in small cages, you enter a huge covered area with the animals roaming free. We joined the queue to get a photo with a koala. Before it was our turn, a family wanted photos with a baby crocodile. They stupidly thought it was a good idea to make the young reluctant kid hold the croc - of course when it wiggled he dropped the poor thing. They weren't getting anywhere so ...
... salt water crocs drift over the nets with the higher waves. No wonder we hear a little fella call out to his father who was cajoling him into the water, "what about the jellies, Da"?
Our first exposure to the Reef was glorious. An hour and a half boat ride delivers us to a permanent station on the outer reef, closest to the continental shelf. Lycra stinger suits are donned, guaranteed to ...