Eclipse Port Douglas Hotel
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... the great white shark. All able to kill you very easily if they so wish. Hopefully we won’t bump into them too often.
Arriving in Cairns, immediately you notice the big difference - the light; it’s so crystal clear here and so intense, it makes everything look so clean and fresh. The Aussie accent is everywhere and it’s such a relief to hear and speak English. So relaxing. The Australians are incredibly friendly and helpful, nothing is ...
... to the beach and swam within the stinger nets.
Back to the hotel, 5 minute walk away to swim in our pool, which was like swimming in a hot bath.
Around 5 the fruit bats started flying round again. Not as many as they move between 3 areas within Port Douglas
We ate in, steak cooked by Mike on the communal BBQ
... and met our guide for the snorkeling tour where we received our snorkel.
Now, we started to get in the water. COLD! Can't they at least warm up the ocean a little bit? After a few minutes of getting used to the cold, we were in the water. We looked under and the first think we saw was a turtle swimming by. Awesome!
We grabbed our noodle, and started out. The view beneath the water was breathtaking. Schools ...
... circles on it, but I kept falling off. I found coconuts on the beach and we cracked them open. We drank the coconut water and ate the white flesh. I love eating coconut.
Also at Wonga Beach we went out on a ship to Agincourt reef which is one of the outer reefs on the Great Barrier Reef. This reef is situated on the continental shelf in the Coral Sea. We went snorkelling and walked down into the under water observatory at ...
... part of what has gone on in these parts for centuries. Tom said that they do not possess the forest but it possess them. They are so in tune, so at one with the environment,that the forest tells them when to hunt and when to gather.
All the senses are involved. To hear Tom calling to the forest to ask for permission to enter and then calling again at the end to thank the forest, was so respectful and very, very moving.
Banging with ...