02/08/2010 - 09/08/2010
On our way from Mission Beach to Port Douglas we stop off in Cairns for some vital birthday shopping. Nadia will turn 3 in a week!!
We arrive in Port Douglas and have booked into Cayman Villas, the same self contained apartment complex that we visited when Nadia was one year old. We are in a ground floor 3 bedroom apartment right next to the complex pool.
Our visit to Port Douglas is unfortunately not the highlight that we had anticipated. Isaac gets his first real illness of the holiday and is unwell for most of the week. We have two Drs visits and one phone consultation. He has a fever and screams one night and day for hours. We have visions of a repeat febrile convulsion and UTI. The local Dr is amazing and luckily by the day we leave (Nadia’s birthday) he is well and truly on the way to being back to himself.
Despite these hiccups we still manage to get in lots of swims in the pool; trips to the beach; a visit to the Habitat Rainforest Zoo where Nadia gets to feed Kangaroos and Wallabies; and Jane does some retail therapy.
Our final morning at Port Douglas is Nadia’s birthday. Once we finish packing up we all go out for a birthday brunch before we revisit the Habitat Zoo for a last minute visit to the kangaroos and ducks. We then make the short drive to Palm Cove for our second to last week!