Port Douglas Valley Retreat
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... time to suit up. We were each given a bright red flight suit and harness. Then we were introduced to or beautiful strangers who would be strapped to the back of us very shortly. My camera man was called Alex and my dive buddy was Kim. Both seemed lovely. Little bit of time for photo opportunities and then time to slide ourselves into the tiny plane. About 14 of us and the pilot clambered into the cabin and turning backwards we slid ourselves one by one onto the bench. Dad first, then ...
... t like to do an organized tour and have to follow the crowd. On the map they show us a round track we can easily do on our own. To the starting point there is a shuttle bus, but it's only 2 Km so we decide to walk there. The trail leads through a beautiful rainforest, passing by rivers and little lakes. To bad that the camera can't really capture what the eye saw. Also you can't hear the sounds of the rainforest. You have to use your ...
Today was the first of two "sea" days where we had nothing planned other than relax at the resort. Each day we find that this enormous complex gets even bigger as we discover more elements of it. We would never want to be here when filled to capacity as there are so many rooms.
The grounds are quite similar to the Occidental Xcaret at which we have stayed twice in the Mexican Riveria. Lavish tropical ...
Well and truley settled in, even Rachel has backed off and we now both enjoy a joke with each other. It maybe the arrival of a new couple, British again, and a few days after two French. Altogether 8 of us, so plenty to take her mind of what I'm doing and onto someone else. Peace at last and with the t.v. broke there is alot of peace, we actually have to talk with eachother, that is is until we find dvds which we can borrow.
The sun streaming down, showing ...
... to get away from), and tar sap. Food was mostly berries and nuts, with a few animals and birds when available. There are so many thorns, poisonous plants and fungi, snakes, spiders and other creatures that can kill you, that they had to be experts on identifying each. We would also add that there are so many obnoxious blood-sucking insects, that you had to either develop an immunity to them, or live fully clothed all of the time.
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