Upon leaving Laura we had a disappointing experience at the Quinken Cultural Centre. Rude and uninterested staff, expensive tours and no information for free left a very bitter taste as we walked out the door. Let's just say it wasn't very cultural! Leaving in disgust we made our way to Split Rock to find that we could do a self guided walk to view the rock art.
The gallery here is one of many the scatter the escarpment and we sent some time looking at the art. Although confused about the no unauthorized admission ( unless you had paid) signs, the paintings we saw were worth stopping for.
Saying goodbye to ED in Mareeba we made our way down into Cairns. 24 hrs was long enough in Cairns to do some shopping, before we made our way up to Port Douglas.
We spent the next 5 nights in Port Douglas. We caught up with old and new friends (Ant and Peta), cleaned Hilary (a 5 hour job), visited the Reef and saw at least 7 whales (great whale spotting Tony).
Port Douglas is and always will be a favourite. The Physio job at Mossman Hospital is being advertised - tempting!?
Eventually we dragged ourselves away and with recommendations from Tony and Adam made our way west to Mt Mulligan.
The next part of the adventure begins.
A MASSIVE thanks to Tony, Janice, Grace and Cooper for having us to stay and to Graham and Cathie for having us back on Calypso.