The second half of our trip was spent in Port Douglas. We took a plane to Cairns and drove about an hour north to this quaint town. The first thing I noticed when we landed was the heat and humidity. It was like Hawaii humid. The entire time we were there is was at least 75 with 100% humidity.
One of the reasons for heading to Port Douglas was to see the Great Barrier Reef. I was snorkeling and Larry was scuba diving. Unfortunately the day we went the water was very rough and I was seasick on the boat. I was great in the water, but could keep nothing down on the boat. It made for a long day and I was dreading the 90 minutes back to land. The reef was the most beautiful one I have seen. It is crystal clear, has amazing colors and tons of fish including Nemo and Dorys.
The next day we drove to the Daintree Rain Forest. One of the things that I really wanted to do was zip lining. I had done this once before a long time ago and was scared, it was not fun. This time it was great! Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and let go.
I also went to the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas. Most of the animals are free to roam where they want and the wallabies, kangaroos, and all kinds of birds come right up to you for food. This is where I meet Sampson, one of the highlights of the trip. He was heavier than I thought he would be, but super soft and so cute.
Our last day was spent in Cairns waking around the harbour and doing a little shopping.
Have you been to Australia? Highlights?