I love this picture of Four Mile Beach during the Total Solar Eclipse last year in Port Douglas Far North Queensland ,because the camera managed to get a sense of the peace and quiet that settled over us all for 2 minutes and 38 seconds. You can see, that even the ocean was calm with only tiny ripples washing the edge of the beach.
Our sandy toes stayed walking distance from the wonderful golden sand that stretches as far as the eye can see, and I have decided I want to spend every winter up here when my husband and I retire. There is something about this little fishing town at the top end of Queensland that just gets under your skin, and you want to return before you’ve even left. It would have to be one of the most surprising places I have ever been to and I can’t believe it took me so long to get there for the first time.
If you get up early enough to dig your sandy toes in this peaceful beach, the tropical fringe of palm trees makes you feel like you are in the remotest of places, not where you can find hidden luxurious accommodation amongst the palms or the relaxed village at one end, that caters for backpackers and millionaires alike. The only thing to remember if you are travelling to this part of the world is that between November and May it is stinger season which means you cant swim in the ocean – well, not without a stinger net or lycra suit that is not flattering even on the best of bodies!
If you want to see where this beach is on the globe, check it out on google maps here