Thursday, April 19, 2012

Travels with DJPettitt Day 1: Cairns, Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas

Well the retreat and classes are DJ and I flew out of Melbourne and headed to Cairns.

We landed in Cairns on schedule at 9.30 am. (red eye departure of 6am!) the humidity hit us as soon as we left the airport.... was very overcast but 30C.

After a super yummy breakfast of waffles, icecream and strawberries on Cairns Esplanade we headed over the road for a paddle in the Esplanade was a taste of things to come, as the rest of the day unfolded into perfection in paradise.

By lunchtime we were at Mossman Gorge.... I had heard it was good and not to miss, but the advance publicity did not do it justice.....picture an ancient rainforest, fast flowing river rapids, wildlife, mossy rocks, swing bridges and silence apart from the sounds of the forest....

We left mossman mid aftenoon and headed for our first night accom.....Thala Beach Resort....amazing doesn`t come close. On arrival they valet parked our car and took our bags to our room while we had a complimentry welcome drink in the stunning indoor/outdoor bar, then ferried us to our room when it was ready in the golf buggy service.....I think I may never leave!

We are now back in our room, after a sumptous dinner, sated and totally content. The rest of our trip has a lot to live up to!

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