In search of Rivendell, Helms Deep, Isengard. Yeah! Something precious. travel blog

Morning flight today to Cairns, with a coach transfer along the Pacific Highway to Port Douglas. Overnights in the Rydges Reef Resort - fantastic, two roomed suite backing on to a small pond, very quiet and secluded. 5, yes, 5 swimming pools to choose from. Near to the beach but could not swim in the Pacific as it is full of Portoguese Man-o-War Jellyfish,October to May, whose sting is nearly always fatal. ( There are 4 types of venom in the world, used by snakes, spiders, scorpions etc, each having an individual type.....the Man-o-War has all 4 types in each stinger, which can trail in the water for up to 30 metres from it's main body.)It was really hard walking on the long, sandy, golden beaches and not able to go for a swim.

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