We spent three delicious nights sharing a two bathroom, three bedroom apartment. The first day focussed solely on the pool. The second with a bit of Four Mile Beach action for me in the early morning and the lovely Port Douglas markets for all of us for the rest of the morning. Highlights - fresh coconuts - drink the water through a straw (Hello. I AM in the TROPICS!) then come back to have them cracked open and served with a ripe organic banana and honey and tuck in with a spoon. Yum!!! Then a follow up beverage of freshly squeezed sugar cane juice with lime, ginger or mint. I had lime and ginger and it was the bomb!
Got a few lovely hand woven toys and a fruit bowl made out of coconut leaves, a funny Star Wars T-shirt each for Paul and Andrew, and a new hat for me and my day was pretty complete.
We had our first taste of 8 in the caravan that night at the Big 4 in Port Douglas. There were some frayed tempers all round but on the whole a success!