Eclipse Port Douglas Hotel
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Mark set up the solar power first thing this morning so the sun can keep our battery charged up this week. Then we took a walk to the bakery and a hearty breakfast soon followed.
We decided to get in a bit more fishing practice and it was our best day yet - between the lunchtime and evening fishing sessions we managed to pull in ten fish!! A couple of them could have graced the dinner table but we put them back this time around.
It was a great spot to watch all the ...
... is. You see the kids biological clocks are now set to wake up at the same time as us.After breakfast, we wandered down to the Port Douglas Marina to board the Quicksilver Catamaran. The ride out to the reef wasn't too bad and goes for about 1 and a half hours. Olga looked pale and green at the same time but luckily her Ginger tablets and potent medical sea sickness tablets kept her in shape.We went straight for ...
... rainforests with a couple of waterfalls, one of which is the highest single falling waterfall in Australia. Motivated and curious as we are we walked all the way to the bottom of the waterfall. A small path led us through the wet tropics, a quite humid and indeed wet rainforest but absolutely stunning and purely natural.
We had almost reached Cairns when we decided to just pass through the city and immediately travel via the Captain Cook Highway further north all ...
... to get a sense of that. The highlight was seeing the fireflies glowing. They're amazing creatures. The glowing is a chemical reaction happening in their bodies but they use it to attract a mate. The male firefly may just be flying along in the forest in darkness, but if females see him and take a particular fancy to his glow, they will glow too. Females only choose the most attractive males to mate with as they want their offspring to be as attractive as possible, so in ...
... life not seen before by either of us. There were no jelly fish but we were glad enough for the very fetching stinger suits featured on our new flattering profile picture.
Our overlapping with Will and Sue Gannon was a real highlight. Inspite of waking them up on our return from the reef and leading them to a restaurant for some fairly eccentric culinary delights, a very good time was had by one and all and we were very sorry we didn't have more time together.