Port Douglas

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  • Day157

    Port Douglas

    March 27 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    ▪️Es war ein sehr heißer Tag
    ▪️Sind zum Strand nach Port Douglas gefahren, um uns abzukühlen
    ▪️Leider durften wir dort nicht baden, da Krokodile dort gesichtet wurden
    ▪️Sind ein paar Meter weiter zum Four Mile Beach gefahren
    ▪️Dort war ein Bereich im Meer durch Netze abgesperrt, sodass man sicher in die Fluten springen konnte
    ▪️Leider war das Meer so gar keine Abkühlung, es hatte 28°C ! - es war wie eine große Badewanne mit Wellen 😅
    ▪️Zurück bei der Rifle Creek Rest Area ließen wir den Tag bei einer heißen Schocki ausklingen
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  • Day72

    Port Douglas

    March 25 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Tag 72 - 74: Von Mission Beach ging es nach Port Douglas. Allein die Strecke dorthin hat sich schon gelohnt. Denn was wir nicht wussten, nach Port Douglas führt eine der schönsten Küstenstraßen Australiens. Aber auch Port Douglas an sich ist sehr schön und idyllisch und wir schlenderten noch am gleichen Tag gemütlich über die Einkaufstraße. Am nächsten Tag ging es zunächst zu einem tollen Aussichtspunkt über den Ort und anschließend in den Daintree National Park, wo jedoch leider einige Wanderwege aufgrund von starken Regenfällen geschlossen waren.Read more

  • Day77

    Port Douglas

    April 26 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Vom Mossman Gorge her kommend machten wir heute Abend noch einen kurzen Abstecher nach Port Douglas. Gleich beim Ortseingang erwarteten uns prunkvolle Luxusresorts und am Hafen riesige Protz-Yachten ⛴️. Alles wirkte sehr snoby und teuer. Das Zentrum war eigentlich recht herzig mit ein paar Shops und Restaurants, die Beach hingegen völlig überlaufen. Eine steile Strasse führte zu einem Aussichtspunkt. Aber auch da sah man in erster Linie auf ein protziges Anwesen hinunter und erst dahinter auf den Strand und das Meer. Uns hielt hier definitiv nichts und so beschlossen wir, uns einen Campingplatz zu suchen 🚙💨Read more

  • Day338

    Quiet Day

    May 7 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    After we sent Helen off to the airport, the gang went for lunch and jumped on a river cruise. We saw several huge Great Egrets, a couple of tiny Brahminy Kites, and a few Mudskipper Gobis. We also saw a couple of juvenile Estuarine Crocodiles "Salties" sunning on the banks--2 meters/6.5 feet! The Captain claimed at that size they weren't really dangerous to an adult human. It's the fully grown ones who eat you--5 meters/16.5 feet! Nope nope nope. (But I can't wait to see one that big. From a boat. From a big boat. 😉)

    After the boat, we went back to our rooms to clean up, then met for a wonderful dinner. I had three spring rolls (baramundi, prawn, and crocodile), a dozen oysters (half Thai, half Kilpatrick--I only ate three), and a lamb rump roast with green beans and rosemary potato bake all in a red wine jus. Holy mackerel, soooo very delicious! No party tonight, and most of us said goodbye for the last time until the next time. A few of us went back to the hotel for a while to laugh with and at each other. I got to sit next to the rock wallaby. 😂

    This morning came early because I had to see off three more of the group and move into a smaller room. There was a massive brown grasshopper on the handrail. I wonder if it will try to kill me, too 😉.

    No issue in getting everyone on their shuttles, but I had an issue. I couldn't pay for my new room because my debit card wouldn't work and the lady wouldn't take cash. I figured the bank blocked the card again with all of my traveling (despite a travel notification, the system just does it sometimes). But no, it couldn't be something as simple as turning the card back on. Oh, no, not today. Today it has to be that they reissued me a different card and mailed it to Texas because they said my card had been compromised. Which it hasn't been. And they can't turn the one I have back on. They're going to FedEx me a new card to the hotel in Port Douglas. EXCEPT by the time it gets here I won't be here anymore (they won't overnight overseas). Aarrgghhh. So now it looks like I'll have to come back to PD before making my way south to Cairns, which means I lose my ride to Cairns. Aarrgghhh.

    Luckily, I brought a couple of AAA travel cards with me that still had enough to pay for the next three nights of hotel room. Also luckily, I still have Aussie and US cash that will see me through. And most of all, I don't have to stay upset because tomorrow I'm going on my Great Barrier Reef snorkel trip! Yay!!

    Now, I'm just cooling off in the hotel room, downloading my camera pics to my laptop, and stopping my bills from pulling payments off my non-existent debit card (aarrgghhh). [Omm. Great Barrier Reef tomorrow. Omm.]

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day334

    Australia Nash Hash Day 0

    May 3 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    We made it to Port Douglas on Thursday afternoon without anyone dying, but we think Mole may turn into a rock wallaby soon. I know you don't think that's funny, but I'm crying tears of hysterical laughter. We missed the Red Dress Run, but ran into most of the participating hashers later that evening. Nice town.

    No selfie because I'm at the hotel just about to get in the shower. This evening is the formal start of Croc Nash Hash 2019.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day337

    Australia Nash Hash Day 2.5

    May 6 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    Yesterday, not much after noon, we finished up Nash Hash by registering for the 2021 event to be held in Adelaide, hosting some boat races (team speed drinking), having a hilarious wet shirt contest, and hugging lots of new and old friends.

    The remainder of Sunday was much like the past week, but three of us snuck away from the bar around 22:00. Water, please!

    This morning, we've popped the last bottle of champagne and are about to put Helen (my Scottish hash mum) in a van for the airport. I love this bunch of crazies.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day343

    Daintree Day 2.5

    May 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F


    Once the driver collected me from the Ferntree Lodge, we went back to the boardwalk. It was nicer with his guidance. Although I had already walked by everything, he was able to point out specifics. We even ate the abdomens of tiny lemon ants, which taste like, you guessed it, very sour lemons. Not bad.

    After that walk, we stopped at the Daintree Ice Cream Co. for a cup four flavors, Davidson's Plum, Yellow Sapota, Coconut, and something similar to hazelnut, all of which are grown on the farm. The gelato has no added sugar, and it was wonderful!

    Then it was back to my hotel in Port Douglas, where I stayed the rest of the night.

    This morning I walked to the grocery store, then right back to the hotel. I'm fighting sinus congestion and decided to stay in bed today, which is where I am now.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day344

    Ugh, My Head

    May 13 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    Still fighting the sinuses, although I do feel a bit better. Maybe. Stayed in all yesterday and plan to do the same today. My debit card is scheduled to get here today.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️

  • Day336

    Australia Nash Hash Day 2

    May 5 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Yesterday's trail was nice. I met some new people, had a wee poo in my shorts when I saw the inflatable crocs, and made everyone's camera roll with the little butterfly who wouldn't leave my shirt. After trail, food,, we bused back to our hotels to clean up and reconvened at the stadium venue. There were some Hash Acts, a great band, and an Ug (don't ask), but it's all pretty blurry.

    By the end of the night, we had discovered that, yes indeed, you can fit four Hashers into a size 7X shirt. Which is mine. And we didn't rip it! I think I'll make a skirt out of it.

    Today, were at the venue again, and Xerox has busted out the guitar. Yay!

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day12

    Australien - Der Roadtrip beginnt

    November 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    Nach ca 4h Flug und weiteren 2h Zeitverschiebung, sind wir heute Morgen gut in Cairns angekommen. Unser Camper ist top und alles hat super funktioniert!

    Nach einer kleinen Strecke entlang der Küste sind wir nun in Port Douglas. Bei kühlem Wein und leckerem Essen haben wir den ersten Camping Abend eingeläutet. :-)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Port Douglas, PTI, ポートダグラス, 포트더글라스, Порт-Дуглас

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