Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
Well what started as a day trip to Port Douglas, ended up a 2 night sleep over. We were on the road into Port Douglas and my car broke down. Luckily I joined RACV total cover. So we were in a motel thanks to RACV while we waited for the car to be fixed. So it really wasn't that bad, although the weather wasn't the best, it was still nice to have a …
... We cross the bone dry Bloomfield causeway (Why could not it be said that the river breaches at tides over 2m?!), turn
around and head back. Rounding a bend
and over a rise we see a tree across the road.
As we had crossed path with two vehicles not 2 minutes prior, I’m
looking for the corner in the track that I didn’t recall. No track, just a very recently fallen
tree. After I settled my mind about ...
... old. But the absolute highlight of the day was seeing a white tip reef shark resting on the bottom of the ocean and then, ten minutes later, gliding silently within 2 metres of us. Both of us stopped moving...and breathing...and looked at each other and with eyes popping through our masks. Amazing, terrifying and slightly surreal. But we survived (obviously) and we are hooked on snorkelling with sharks - bring on the Great Whites!
... and I got smashed by sandflies in Cooktown so we've been coating ourselves in creams an bug sprays to try and keep them at bay but right now we look a bit like we've got chicken pox! This is the first time in a few weeks that we've been on our own as a family which is nice but we'll be catching up with a few families again in Cairns in a few weeks time. We are all looking forward to staying at the 5 star Coconut Grove caravan ...
... and restaurants which is a real hive of activity. The jungle or rainforest is all around us but a quick walk up the road takes us to the marina and down the road is the beach! There is a down side to this idyllic place and that is salt water crocodiles which are down at the river! I think they would eat fat old me and use Rob as a tooth pick! Lol! Another early morning tomorrow for another days adventures, keep ...
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9 Davidson St, Port Douglas | Motelfrom $119