Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Port Douglas with Rob & Marg

View From the Tin Shed Port Douglas
We didn't have any time to recover from Teigz visit before we were off to Port Douglas for the weekend with Rob & Marg.
But hey, you only live once so pack in in :)

We checked into our Motel & headed off to find somewhere to have lunch - The Tin Shed was our choice.
The weather was turning yuk, but the view was still fabulous

We watched as many boats went past:

Barrabundy - our 2 fav things :)

We had a lovely lunch there & of course a few drinks:

Then 1 cocktail at the Nautilus Bar- very expensive!

We had dinner at The Iron Bar & then entertained by their nightly Toad race.

Toad race organiser

Toad race in progress
Finished the night at the Court House Hotel - Dancing.

The next morning after a lovely breakfast we checked out the shopping in Port Douglas - didn't buy too much :)
We sat by the pool chatting for a while & then had lunch before heading back to the Tin Shed for the arvo.

just magic

great afternoon

Then it was back to our rooms to get changed for our special dinner:

the Awesome Foursome :) 
 We has a fantastic night & a magnificent meal at Watergate Restaurant.

The next morning we checked out the beach

Then we had a lovely breakfast at Hi Tide before heading home. We had a wonderful weekend with great friends, thanks Rob & Marg xx

Well thats all for now,

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Teigz Visit

Well it certainly has been a hectic week. Teigz landed at 4.30am on Friday morning, so it was pick her up & back to the Motel room for a few hours sleep!

She wanted to fit in as much as possible in her week here so we headed off to Hartleys Crocodile Adventures at 9am.
Obviously this is the best time of year to go there as we must have seen ALL the crocs, they were out sunning themselves everywhere :)

Teigz up close & personal


The boat cruise was excellent the crocs jumped up so high:

Checkout how high he is!
There were other animals of course:

We had a very good morning there & then hit the shops in Cairns for a bit if retail therapy.
Apparently this suit just had to be bought:

Mad Cow!

We drove back to Etty Bay for the night, then first thing the next morning we drove down to Townsville to spend the weekend with Shantelle & Pete.
We were pretty tired after our 3 hour drive.
We had lunch at Hogs Breathe:

After our lunch it was off to the motel & have a few drinks
where the girls had some fun:
Girls will be girls

Then we got all dressed up & went out for dinner:

We had a great night!

The next day we all had lunch together & then it was time to head home for our 3 hour drive.
We called into Cardwell - unfortunately the bakery was closed :(
But they are coming along leaps & bounds with all the repairs to the foreshore:

Really starting to take shape

Monday I took Teigz to Paronella Park to see the water fall:

Tuesday down to Etty Bay Beach


Tuesday arvo I had to mow the lawn so Teigz had a ride on "John"

Wednesday it was off to Cairns to pick up Dave. We called into Josephine Falls on the way:

As Teigz was leaving the next night we stayed up in Cairns. We picked Dave up & had a few drinks in the room:

The next day we took Teigz to the Cairns Zoo. Another perfect day to end her visit.

She loves snakes

Dad joined in

As you can see we certainly did pack in a lot in one week. Plus the weather was perfect.
She back home now in W.A in the cold :(

Next Post our visit with Rob & Marg in Port Douglas 

Cheers Shell