Wanting to see saltwater crocodiles, we made our way to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
Offering a wildlife park featuring local wildlife, in addition to the crocodiles, we had an opportunity to visit with kangaroos, wallabies and koalas again. But the main attraction for the day was Samson, a “saltie.” During the feeding show, Samson lunged to grab the chicken from the show host’s hand. At 15 feet, the host was dwarfed by the huge croc. You would not want to meet one of these guys in the water!
|Overview of Four Mile Beach|
Staying in an apartment just a block from Four Mile Beach, we spent a couple afternoon relaxing along the beachfront, but on low tide the beach is perfect for a bike ride. Each morning and evening we were entertained by the calls and loud chattering of birds as we sat on our balcony. Typically, the show was led by a number of parrots hiding in the palm trees around the property. Located just off the main strip, Macrossan St., we had easy access to the nicely laid out town with shops and restaurants close at hand. Sugar cane fields and palm trees, with the rocky mountains meeting the shore, reminded us of our visit to Hawaii.
Aussie savory pies became one of Alan’s favorite new snacks. Throughout the continent, miniHis favorite has been chicken and vegetable but he couldn’t be in Australia without trying some kangaroo, so he even ordered a kangaroo pie. (Doesn’t taste like chicken, tastes like kangaroo.) Mocka’s Bakery, in the center of town, has won multiple awards and became a daily stopping point for Alan for pie and a flat white (coffee with hot milk.)
Having traveled halfway around the world to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity, broken bone or not. Creating a splint with a flip flop and a couple of ace bandages, I was ready for the water, but that’s another story.Australian
|Dickinson Inlet at Port Douglas|
|Port Douglas Marina|
|Overview on drive to Port Douglas|
|Our morning alarm clock|
|Low tide- overview on drive to Port Douglas|
|Church and park at Port Douglas waterfront|
|Australian Brush Turkey|
|In Mossman Gorge|
|On suspension bridge in Mossman Gorge|