JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

A cruise on the Lady Douglas with the photo club.

We have been on the Lady Douglas paddle boat numerous times but every time seems to be a little bit different.  As we boarded the Lady Douglas at the Port Douglas marina we noticed that this time was going to be very different because it was low tide.....a very low tide.  The photographers were excited because this is perfect for photographing crocodiles.  They love sunning themselves on the mud flats that are covered in high tide.  It was a glorious day both from a photographers point of view and the tourists.  The sun was shining with just a little white fluffy cloud to break the blue of the sky.  We made our way slowly along Dickson Inlet passing many moored boats and quite a few wrecked boats courtesy of Cyclone Yasi. 

 The council offers free mooring for boats along the inlet but we saw people living on unseaworthy boats that too my mind are a bit of an eyesore....but that is my opinion.

It didn't take long for us to spot our first crocodile.  This was to be the first of only two that we saw.  It wasn't a large croc but still not something I would like to get close to!

At the turnaround point of the inlet we were given some delicious snacks of fresh fruit, cakes, dips and biscuits.  We then slowly made our way back to the Marina and then on to the entrance to the inlet.  

We saw some funny sights like this fisherman that obviously didn't realise that the tide had gone out.  He was in for a long wait until high tide!

We passed St Marys By the Sea and Sugar Wharf where a wedding was about to take place..

and finally made our way back to the Marina and our mooring place.

It was, as usual with a photography outing, a beautifully relaxing day full of photo opportunities.

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