Shantara Resort (Apartments) Port Douglas
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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Washing done early as bright sunny day. Headed into town via the beach on foot again and coffee at Coffee Club. Bit more shopping with a visit to the Marina that's pretty much dead nowadays. Retail has died here. After lunch Linnie and I went for a bike ride out to the Cook Highway and decided not to visit the Wildlife Park @$38 per person entry fee. Dropped Lyn back ...
... kayak, just infront of me pops a head then quick as a flash it's gone. Amazing, further along the coast is the dense mangroves. After a quick break to the look out we head up the coast. The rocks here are covered in tropical rock crabs. The are predominately black with a strip on their back. We head back with the current, change, and get to dinner. It's a nice relaxing evening with a couple of drinks. In the morning were up early for breakfast then out to ...
... of the hotels to make lots of pickups we headed north towards Port Douglas. Some of the group got off to look round a wildlife park but it seemed small and expensive so I skipped it and went into the town for breakfast and to grab supplies for the overnight stop. As it was so early there wasn't much going on, but it looked nice enough.
Next stop was the Mossman Gorge on a hillside in the forest. Our tour guide Dan took us through showing us ...
... of a croc and it's a grade 1, they continue the process of harvesting the crocodile and they use every part of these animals for something. If it's a grade 2 or 3 because of scratches, they go back to be looked at again in a few months time since crocodiles skin heals incredibly well and fast. The farmers breed them in large pods even though crocodiles are innately territorial and solitude reptiles. They do this so they get used to living with others and don't scratch or fight each ...