Lock it or lose it
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.