Tropical Far North Queensland by BlossomFlowerGirl

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Tropical Far North Queensland

This is about my holiday from Cairns to
Laura, on the lower Cape York Peninsula from
September 2008 to October 2008. Going from Melbourne to Cairns to Port Douglas, to Cooktown and Laura, Cape Tribulation and all the bits in between, and finally back to Cairns for my flight home.

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26. Port Douglas - Macrossan Street

Thursday 25 September

I had a migraine and took some tablets, and slept on and off until after 12 noon. Goodness, the day is almost over! After a refreshing shower I strolled down to Macrossan Street and bought two coffees $3.80 each at the Port Douglas Central Pub and sat in the smokers area - a huge undercover area with lots of tables and chairs, right on the street. I met two ladies, Sue and Nicky. It was Nicky's birthday - she was 28. We pased a very pleasant time and chatted and Sue filled me in on all the goss - they were both "locals."

Macrossan Street

About Port Douglas

PORT DOUGLAS is a nice little town about an hour's drive north of Cairns. The main street Macrossan is filled with cafes, clothing shops and the street is lined with trees. Beautiful Four MIle Beach with it's long sandy shore, nifty little boutiques, a host of restaurants, Sunday market, and a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, this is the perfect get-a-way for a laid-back holiday. The Central Hotel is a great watering hole with outdoor smoking areas in a relaxed and shady setting. Marina Mirage is where you depart for the Great Barrier Reef, and the complex has an array of shops and cafes.

Below A few pics of Macrossan Street - the main street where all the shops are.

Cafe Ecco

ECO Wear & Palms

Opposite Macrossan Gardens

Street Plant

It was Chef's night off so I had water crackers and tinned salmon for tea.

Jenny and I

Thursday night was Trivia Night and Jenny, one of my room mates, and I entered. Each team had to have a name, so we called ourselves "The Blondies" - we had most of the 30 questions right but fell down on the pictures of muscicians. I said Spartacus, she went for Gladiator. It was Spartacus. We came 6th - last! But even though we didn't win, it was fun and we had a really good time.

Jenny is from Canada and had been working in Korea and had done a trip to Australia and was flying out the next day.


John Turner said...

I love the pictures. I enjoy seeing places that are so far from South Carolina.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

John - It's always wonderful to see places we wouldn't normally get to see I agree.

Sheila at ShellMar Photo said...

You have such a lovely blog! We are planning a trip to Australia in July and your blog has been quite helpful. Thank you for providing such great detailed information and pictures!! Sheila

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