After unpacking our bags at the Regal we explored Macrossan Street to see what changes had occurred since our last visit three years ago. EJ’s Fish and Chips was no longer there. Neither was Porto’s Pizza or the other pizza shop that used to be around the corner. A couple of other restaurants had also disappeared and Mango Jam now had a new name, identity and colour scheme (Coco’s Bar and Grill). Menu reading is still a popular pastime in Port Douglas and a number of restaurants had interesting pizza on their menus, making up for the absence of Pizza only eateries. We also found a fish and chip shop on the other side of the street and Dave’s Takeaways serves fish and chips as well as chicken and chips etc. Finz also has takeaway fish and chips.
Macrossan Street is the main street of Port Douglas and as well as trees on either side of the road trees are also planted down the middle of the street. Two of the trees have masses of pink flowers.
Another tree opposite the Central Hotel has strings of lights strung around the trunk and looks spectacular when the lights are turned on at night.
On the Sunday we went to the Sunday Market and bought some fresh fruit plus a container of frozen mangoes.I then went for a swim in the pool.
In the afternoon we went for a leisurely walk along Four Mile Beach for 4.5 km before turning back.