I'm back home again after having a lovely vacation
Port Douglas is a great place to escape from our winter and see a little sunshine and here are a few photos I took to show you around. We did have a few wet days also, as the photo taken from the lookout shows.
We rented a house through Airbnb at Niramaya Villas and Spa - Villa 64 was a lovely place to stay and pavilion like rooms made it a restful and a relaxing place, in a Balinese style.
|A bubble bath here ~ luxury!|
The fragrance of sweet frangipani floats everywhere and there is a light breeze which keeps the place cool and out the front is a lake dotted with lily-pads.
Bird life here was wonderful to watch and they made a very good alarm clock every morning with the ducks, geese, herons and some funny little brown birds that had a mohawk and do not know what they were, but they made a loud racket.
The pool was heated at a warm temperature of 20 degrees, which made it lovely to swim some lengths. Even on a few rainy days we got in and was fun to swim in the rain
Situated at the top part of Queensland and near the equator which makes it tropical, hence the abundance of delicious fruit, sweet juicy pineapples, melons, passionfruit and strawberries. Every morning to start the day I would make a large bowl of fruit salad which was so good
The trip to the Coles supermarket shopping for food was fun and then go home and cook up something on the Barbecue with a salad.
We strolled around the small town, ate out at some nice restaurants and a favourite pastime to get in the rental car and go out and explore.
|The rock sculpture must have taken a long time to install|
On Tuesday night we had a chef come and cook us a wonderful banquet meal and this was very special. Tried Mud Crab which was a first for us.
He was telling us that he had put the Crab in a box in the garage and when his wife went to go out there, she was surprised when it had escaped and was loose and getting around - gave her a big fright with its large pinchers.
A special treat one afternoon was to be pampered at the Spa and have a facial and manicure - the treatment rooms are set in a lush tropical garden and encircled by native rainforest. Had to pinch myself that I was not dreaming as this was a lovely way to end the holiday.
Hope you have a happy week