Our short break in Port Douglas was lovely. For my non-Aussie readers, Port Douglas is a tropical seaside town that promotes itself as the only place where two world heritage listed attractions meet. Those would be the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest.
The weather was a little cooler than normal for May, but quite warm enough for a couple of Melbournians escaping our own wet and chilly conditions. We may not have had a chance to swim, but when it's warm enough to wear shorts or summer dresses, I'm happy.
Here's a brief pictorial summary of our weekend:
|Breakfast daily on the balcony of our apartment. I could get used to this view!|
|Exploring around town: Old sugar wharf at the entrance to the inlet|
|St Mary's by the sea|
|Four mile beach viewed from the lookout above the town.|
|While we were having coffee on the marina, Bike Boy spotted this prawn trawler selling their catch....|
|....and the deal was done. Lunch!|
|It may have been cloudy, but the view across the inlet whilst sipping a pre-dinner cocktail was just fine anyway.|
|Of course there was food. We stopped for some tropical fruit flavoured ice cream on a tour of the Daintree.|
|Overcast and a bit drizzly, but still spectacular - Cape Tribulation|
|These baby saltwater crocs on the Daintree River are almost cute but I don't fancy meeting them when they're fully grown.|
|The sun shone on our last day, so that called for lunch in the park with a view of the Coral Sea.|
Now it's back to reality... although I'm busy researching accommodation for our next holiday in September. Planning our trip to Malaysia and Vietnam should keep me going through the next three cold and miserable months.