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Mike took a trip out on a purpose built catamarans to the outer reef on a snorkelling trip. A half day trip would have been fine for me but this was an all day trip. I opted to be lazy.
It was an early start for Mike, very smooth conditions although about half an hour after Mike left there was a tropical downpour which lasted all of 10 minutes …
Today we had planned to drive to Cape Tribulation, however it was really hot and neither of us fancied sitting in the car for hours!
Instead we stayed in Port Douglas. The reason we chose PD was for its beauty of its location. We wandered down to the Sunday market, not to buy, but to have a coffee with Tim. Coffee had been recommended by Kim & …
Saturday was a drive up to Mossman's gorge. Having driven by the side of an aboriginal village We entered the park and enjoyed a lovely walk through on the high boardwalk platforms, I loved the beautiful blue butterflies, Metallic blue Ulysses! but couldn't get a photo of them. Australian brush turkeys also roam around. No platypus or turtles to be …
Arrived in Port Douglas.
Enjoyable 5.5 hour of changing scenery as we came
through banana plantations, mountain ranges and into the rainforest.
Land was fertile. Ingham has the largest sugar cane mill. Tulley high
annual rainfall & popular for white water rafting. Innisfail is
where we stopped by the river for …
... in the water. The sea was very choppy and you couldn't see a thing! After 20 minutes I called it a day and so did Ben. Back to the boat we went and got some water whilst standing on the platform we suddenly saw 100's of fish come to the surface! One of the guys in our group had got back to the lower platform and was sick!! Poor thing but at least we got to see some fish...lol. Over lunch Micky and Hayley told us all about their dive they were so excited. They say saw ...