Perspiring in Port Douglas

Trip Start Feb 02, 2008
Trip End Apr 07, 2008

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Picked up our "hired" (rental) car today and spent the morning in Cairns waiting to meet Sybil Cumming at noon who was returning from business in Sydney.  Then it was heading north on the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas where we walked a section of the Four Mile Beach.  We're at 16 degrees latitude here and the combination of hi temps and humidity has us a tad wet.  I'm really enjoying the tropical rainforest vegetation and the ocean is the warmest I've ever experienced.  You have to swim inside nets that keep out "stingers"  The nets are adjusted for tides by lifeguards.

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gdg on

Phoenix Report
Sounds like you're finally getting some warm weather and memorable sightseeeing. M&D are doing just fine and are enjoying hi 70's to low 80's weather and M has been swimming in the pool - Dad's hasn't due to bad balance. We're leaving Mar. 6 to drive there (with our dog). Extremely busy at work and travelling to Sacto as usual. Phoenix very green right now due to several rain showers - altho' we're still technically in a drought. Sounds like TO has had awful weather. Enjoy the sights & smells while you can. Our newspaper today had article on Kangaroo Island - said best time to see them is at dusk/night! Take care. Gina

landg on

Jealous in Mississauga
It's great to follow your travels. Sounds wonderful. Today I'm suffering culture shock as it was my first day back to work. I miss the warm Pacific ocean, the whales and sea turtles of Hawaii. I'll have to live vicariously through your blog.


skibum251 on

Good Day Mates
Thank you very much for the birthday card, it was a very gift. It sounds like you are both having a great time and I wish Heather and I could be there with you. I hope you continue to have a great time and experience all kinds of wonderul Aussie gems. Talk to you soon.



gdg on

Are you Still There?
Just wondering if everything is OK since your last entry that I can see is Feb 23 and up to that point you were writing every day/so. Hopefully you are either just relaxing enough that the diary isn't high priority, or you've been having a hard time getting an internet connection. Take care. Gina

ssnbldwn on

Hello from San Miguel
Hope you get this message . Great to follow your journey and can really appreciate your experiences . We loved the Great Barrier Reef. How was your accomodation in Port Douglas ?
We are loving San Miguel and the days are full of fun events , art tours and great restaurants.Our Villa is spectacular and we overlook the city so lot's of walking .We are looking for a Casa for next year .Stay well and safe


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