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Trip Report Do I really have to leave? 11th April 2018

No fancy breakfasts this morning as we made an attempt to eat up our remaining supplies. Did the cleaning up and packing up ax we all faced the inevitability of returning home and the daily humdrum again.  Would love to return to Port Douglas – s


Trip Report Port Douglas: 10th April 2018

Last day in Port Douglas before we fly out of Cairns tomorrow lunchtime so made the most of it by going out for breakfast again. Why does food taste so much more yummy when someone else prepares it? Bob and I had a long walk along 4 mile beach where


Trip Report Port Douglas: 8th April 2018

A very leisurely start to the day before heading into Port Douglas to do the rounds of their weekly Sunday market. Now that was a market and lots of stall variety and lots of actual hand made, local crafts on display. Thoroughly enjoyed it and also n


Trip Report Port Douglas: 9th April 2018

The day of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tour. Picked up from our unit at 7.00 am by Dean, our tour guide and driver for the day. Plenty of room on this bus as only 10 passengers and it just seemed like a more comfortable bus all round


Trip Report Port Douglas: 6th April 2018

Katherine’s birthday and so her choice to go out for breakfast. Lovely spot overlooking 4 mile beach and weather perfect for sitting outside. Rain fell sometime in the night – short,swift and heavy shower and no sign that it happened this morning


Trip Report Port Douglas: 7th April 2018

Breakfast in the unit and then an earlyish start to do the drive to Kuranda where we were going to investigate the markets which are supposed to be a highlight of the area. Kuranda is on the tablelands above Cairns and although we took this road on t


Trip Report Port Douglas: 5th April 2018

Tasting tour day. Picked up by Mark, the driver and guide for our Outback Tasting tour. Being the last pick up for the tour which had been overbooked because of some Americans only being able to do the tour today, meant that the 4 of us were packed i


Trip Report Melbourne to Port Douglas: 4th April 2018

Such a relaxed start. Up at a normal time, shower and dressed and the short drive down the road to Andre’s parking, shuttle bus to airport and into the Virgin terminal where we had just taken up our waiting position when Katie and Oliver  appe


Trip Report Home to Melbourne: 3rd April 2018

A last minute change of plans! After a trip in the morning to drop Elsie off for her holiday at Hillside Farm Cattery and then to Geelong to drop off the coffee machine ( and there are 2 separate story lines right there in the first sentence) we deci