Trip Start May 05, 2007
10Trip End Aug 14, 2007
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Port Douglas was the perfect end to our trip. We had a fantastic week with everyone and generally eating and drinking far too much! It was great to see friends over from London and a lot of Uni friends that we hadn't seen for years. Gerald and Gretchen were very organized for their wedding so we were able to see a lot of them too.
Port Douglas is a lovely small beach community. There are lots of fantastic restaurants, a nice wide beach and some great outdoors activities near by. We managed to avoid spiders whilst up in the Dainstree Rainforest area but had fun taking photos of a black snake with orange stripes, that we only discovered later was 'dangerous and highly venomous'! We had a fantastic 'breakfast with the birds' at the local wildlife sanctuary, where Jamie also got to see koalas and kangaroos for the first time. The guys had a second stag do for Gerald (he was really happy to be wearing a dress again!) whilst the girls drank bubbly for the afternoon and decided to try our hand at cane toad racing!
The wedding was gorgeous. It was held at a cute little church with a stunning view of the beach. The reception was at a luxurious golf club. The evening flew by and we soon found ourselves back at the local pub. The perfect end to the evening was finding the local baker down a back ally starting his days work. He didn't seem fazed by a bride and groom (still in full wedding attire) buying steak and cheese pies at 3am in the morning!