Mountain View Lodge
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... varied coral as well as plenty of fish and a sea turtle! We landed on the low isles and donned our snorkel gear. Thomas was extremely excited about the flippers. Meg took us on a beginners snorkelling tour with our noodles, and there was only us 3, which was a bonus. Thomas didn't really get to grips with it, although he was happy to dunk his head in to look at the fishes.
I went off in my own for a ...
... salad - both were yummy.
The following day, we went to see more of the rainforest at another boardwalk. There are a few of these dotted around the area which are free to visit. This one went through the mangroves. Because of this and the recent bad weather, we were ravaged by mosquitoes, even though we had insect repellent on. We saw more cool trees and crabs and a pair of orange-footed scrubfowl building a huge nest.They are about the size of guinea fowl but they make a ...
... gauge tracks. In the distance we could see the smoke from the mill chimney. Our destination was the Mossman gorge,part of the UNESCO World Heritage Rain Forest of North Queensland. This is an Aboriginal area and a local guide took us into the rain forest where we learnt about the flora and fauna that hey live on and their customs. All in all a fascinating insight into their culture. After lunch we checked into our hotel in Port Douglas and went ...
... Kite but that was about
all in the way of birds but it is just a beautiful river to cruise along.
We had lunch in Daintree village with Michelle having a steak Sandwich and I forced down 1/2
kilo of prawns.
Arriving at Kingfisher Park the pressure was now on. The timing of the trip was so Michelle could see the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and this was one place they can be found. After signing in I ...
... played musical instrument of all time. Later three guys gave a short sequence of traditional dancing, again explaining the significance. All very much playing to the tourist, obviously. After dinner all the lights were turned off, and we had an excellent introduction to the Southern Hemisphere's stars, which was slightly marred by it being a full moon. Should have checked that out before booking! They even had 2 telescopes set up so,we could ...