House of Willow
Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
... of coffee and are updating the blog and organizing the photos. Although we are in Reef country, we are not doing reef exploring here. We will be doing that at our next destination, Hamilton Island. We decided that we want today to be a low key, casual day of exploring and taking it easy. Nothing wrong with that, mates! Besides, it's raining right now, as it does in the tropics. Hopefully it will subside so we can head out and explore!
It was a lush rainforest. We all enjoyed it. Especially the cold spring water for a dip. We all went to dinner at Salsa Bar and Grille. The food was great. Delicious. We went for a crocodile tour yesterday and actually saw a few while visiting the Daintree Rainforest. Wow...we are starting the preparation to leave this beautiful place. Mike and I love this upscale beach town. We just cannot believe you cannot get into the ...
... other friends before we arrived and we all had an excellent prawn salad lunch together before Russ chauffeured Twiggy and Jim back to the airport for their flight back south.
We had expected the weather in the tropics to be uncomfortably hot and humid but with the stiff sea breeze the conditions could be described as perfect especially as apart from German youngsters the city seems pretty deserted.
Coffee on the Esplanade picking up wine and salmon ...
... swimming without encountering those pesky jellyfish and crocs. We spent most of our time at the lagoon or in one of the many bars that line the streets of Cairns. Bars that have lots of interesting clientele, including one that made lighter holders and gloves out of cane toads!
A short flight over to Darwin and we were hit with crazy temperatures. Even when we landed at 10.30 at night, it was about 28°C! Exploring during the day was hard work in the ...
... magical. Walk or cycle along the beach and try
some kite surfing at the southern end. Be sure you visit Marina Mirage
with its thousands of yachts, stylish and practical boutique shops, and
restaurants. A relatively small township, Port Douglas has numerous
attractions including two world class golf courses and a diverse range
of shops and galleries, all set in a pleasant, relaxing tropical