There is a beaut little town just north of Cairns in north Queensland called
Port Douglas, it's picture postcard pretty, and it seems there is some chance
that my Grand-daughter Stacey could get married in this lovely church.
St Mary's by the Sea is one of the prettiest small churches I have ever seen,
it is located on a pretty little bay, and is only 100 yards from the waters
In spite of this very open position in an area that is no stranger to Cyclones
it has weathered the years without any visible damage.
My Grand-daughter fell in love with Port Douglas and St Mary's when she
worked up here a few years back, and it seems there is a chance that she
will get married here.
The view of the beach at Port Douglas is magnificent, back in the days of my
first visit here there was a row of coconut palms growing along the edge of
the water, always with a ripe coconut to be found under the trees.
Sadly the coconut palms have gone and in their place there are severl tourist
hotels, a luxury golf course/country club and other trappings of the resort
rich area it has become.
It's other major claim to fame was a pie shop that sold the best pies in
Queensland, (at least in the eyes of the locals and the loyal tourists) the pie
shop is still there, and their pies are still excellent.