Olga's Worrisome Skies

Trip Start Dec 26, 2009
Trip End Apr 10, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Saturday, January 23, 2010

So far so good. Still haven't seen the likes of Cyclone Olga; however the skies sure looked pretty threatening as we drove onward.

On route to the gorge we did a pit stop in Port Douglas. We stopped off at a lovely hillside lookout which gave us a nice view of Four Mile Beach. Given the weather, you can imagine there wasn't a whole lot of activity on the beach front except for one lone kite surfer who had the place to himself. He bounced through the surf, gliding to and fro with such ease. He sure seemed to be having a good time.

At the lookout point there was also a little brass plate (donated by the local Rotary Club), which named several cities around the world and their distances from Port Douglas. Ours (Toronto), along with New York and Brasilia, were some of the furthest. Toronto's post indicated a distance of 14845km away from where we stood. It was pretty neat.

When we got into town we stopped at a little parkette along side of the waterfront and sat and had...you guessed it...a nice cold beer! Basically sat for a wee bit, admired the awsome trees and then moved on.
Along the highway we paused to get a shot of a good looking 'blow up doll'. Yes, you heard right...a blow up doll! Our first thought was prehaps a 50th birthday party or something, but then realized that Australia Day was only 3 days away (Jan 26). And as you can see she was a real looker!
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Ann and Steve on

The kite surfer must have been a crazy Canadian eh! Imagine seeing Toronto's name on the metal plate. That's cool! Really liked the American hottie and a blow up doll too! The things you see eh!

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