The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

01 September, 2016

Port Douglas

From Mareeba we drove to Mt Molloy via Biboohra then onto Pt Douglas where we stayed at Glengarry Holiday Park, approx 7km from Pt Douglas - had a great site with plenty of room.  This was also close enough to Pt Douglas for me to have a morning bike ride each day into Pt Douglas.

Lookout over Pt Douglas and town beach

Ros, a very good friend of ours from Adelaide, was having her 60th Birthday at Pt Douglas and seeing we were nearby, Hels and I decided to drop in and surprise her.

Happy Birthday young Rossy

From Left to right - Hels, Lance. Sandy, Ros and 2 beers Phil!!

On the morning of her birthday we personally delivered a bottle of champagne plus balloon to the reception at Peppers Beach Club. Ros got the surprise of her life when we arrived  -. hubby Phil and friends Sandy & Lance also got a great surprise. We had a great catch up in their very luxurious apartment and didn't say no to a swim in the pool.

I had to sneek the octupus from Lance!

For a couple of days they were booked up on various tours so Helen and I did our own thing.  Drove out to Mossman, Wonga Beach & Daintree.  Drove out to the CREB track where I was keen to tackle again however Helen seemed to tense up at the thought of that adventure in 1988!!!  Had lunch at Daintree where we observed a Sunbird building a new nest before heading to Daintree River Cruises where we decided to go on a tour (Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruise).  Hopped on a Solar Electric boat and toured up the Daintree River sighting quite a few crocodiles and a few birds including large egret, kingfisher and heron.  The tour guide was fantastic and provided a lot of interesting facts regarding the crocodiles and life on the river - thoroughly enjoyed the hour tour.

Sunbird at the cafe

Ready to cross the Daintree River where the CREB track starts at the gates

Difference of opinions

Aboard the Solar Whisper tour boat

This is 'Scarface' the dominant male in the area

The next day we went into Pt Douglas and walked along the Reef Marina, had lunch at The Tin Shed, drove up to the Lookout and drove down the main street - very touristy (that is their major industry). Caught up with Ros, Phil, Sandy & Lance the following day for lovely breakfast and the girls did a bit of window shopping.

Girls on a mission to the shops

Hels doing a bit of modelling

I offered to take Ros, Phil, Sandy and Lance to Mossman Gorge for an afternoon drive.  Hels stayed back in their luxury apartment as there was not enough room in the car and I think she had a most relaxing afternoon by the pool!

The walkway thru the Gorge is made from recycled material and make for an easy walk.

Mossman Gorge, we had lost Lance!

Is that Tarzan or Lance? (trying to impress the youngsters)

This lizard was pointed out by the bus driver - forgot what type it is. 

Ros thoroughly enjoyed her afternoon and loved the scenery and walk into Mossman Gorge. Back to the apartments for BBQ tea with a few reds and great company.

On our last day met the others at the Sunday Markets which were great to walk around before biding farewell and returning back to the van and get ready to leave the next morning.

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