Still can't get photo downloads in the computers we have available to us. Please be patient.
Picked up our "hired" (rental) car today and spent the morning in Cairns waiting to meet Sybil Cumming at noon who was returning from business in Sydney. Then it was heading north on the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas where we walked a section of the Four Mile Beach. We're at 16 degrees latitude here and the combination of hi temps and humidity has us a tad wet. I'm really enjoying the tropical rainforest vegetation and the ocean is the warmest I've ever experienced. You have to swim inside nets that keep out "stingers" The nets are adjusted for tides by lifeguards.