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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

IMAG­INE a place where you can live sur­rounded by rain­for­est, quiet but for the sound of wildlife and flow­ing creek water, a place that ex­pe­ri­ences a cli­mate where ex­ter­nal walls in your home aren’t re­quired - how awe­some.

This is Port Dou­glas and our im­me­di­ate back­yard.

Se­cu­rity feels like a birth right up here and we live as if it’s the norm.

I am un­aware of the to­tal num­ber of lo­cal homes with­out ex­ter­nal walls in this area but in seven years I’ve al­ready lived in two and can visit a dozen of my friends with this set­ting.

To some it would seem then that we must have an in­signif­i­cant prob­lem with il­le­gal home in­tru­sions and theft - please be aware.

I live in Spring Creek and have now had my place bro­ken into twice in six months, the most re­cent be­ing last Satur­day as the crook knifed through a fly mesh screen and stole my cam­era, a com­puter and an Asahi six-pack from the fridge. Last time it was my money jar and beer.

Af­ter the first break-in I in­stalled a Hunt­ing Wildlife Cam­era 3G pro.

The lo­cal Port Dou­glas po­lice ap­pre­ci­ated that I fol­lowed their ad­vice.

I sug­gest that any­one with an open environment home buy one of these cam­eras - our life­style is worth it.

What amaz­ing im­ages - at least smile while you’re rip­ping me off, dopey.

We agree with your cor­re­spon­dents who sug­gested tidy­ing up the area com­ing into the town with a gar­den park. In ad­di­tion we thought a water foun­tain with an area to pad­dle in would be great.

A new handrail on the steps up the hill would be money well spent.

We feel strongly that a la­goon by St Mary’s church would to­tally ruin the at­mos­phere and en­vi­rons.

Last but not least, we were ap­palled to see the ma­jor­ity of the eater­ies us­ing cruel caged eggs.

We found two places that use free range eggs, Har­risons and Fresq, so they got our money.

If some places can man­age us­ing free range prod­ucts ev­ery­one could.

We are plan­ning our next hol­i­day al­ready.

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