Thursday, August 2, 2012

Port Douglas

As I mentioned in my last post, hubby and I travelled up to Port Douglas in late June. Neither of us had ever been to Port Douglas before and we fell in love with it. Beautiful winter weather - short sleeves and virtually no humidity, as against the cold temps we were having down on the Sunshine Coast, in an unusually cold winter (for the coast), plus of course, the beautiful beaches and the rainforest.

To set the scene, here is a view from the lookout above town:

And here's another beach scene:

Here's someone with the best office in the world:

Port Douglas has been a town since 1877 and has a long history. Originally the centre of  timber-cutting, gold and cane-growing industries, the main industry now is tourism. The town is a charming little place and the gateway to the Daintree River. Here's a couple of great picture boards in ANZAC Park in the town centre:

1 comment:

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely photos and story. We truly love visiting Australia. Brisbane, Sydney, Cairn, Perth, Fremantle and Margaret river area were our visit. Wished we would have had more time to holiday .