Edi­tor’s comment:

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK - Greg Mclean Man­ag­ing edi­tor

TAKE a bow peo­ple, your com­mu­nity spirit was never more ev­i­dent than over the week­end.

The Gazette put a float into this year’s street pa­rade for the first time any of us are aware of and we have had plenty of fun over the past few weeks work­ing out what the bloody hell we were ex­actly go­ing to do with­out look­ing com­pletely em­barass­ing.

It wasn’t un­til the truck was dec­o­rated on Fri­day and the dance moves de­cided, the songs cho­sen and the esky filled with en­ergy drinks did I fi­nally think we could breathe a sigh of re­lief.

And then the rain started, with a bit of light­ning thrown in, and ev­ery­thing in­clud­ing us be­came ab­so­lutely sat­u­rated.

With about 45 min­utes un­til the pa­rade was meant to start, we were one of only a few floats in the mar­shalling area. Then all of a sud­den, trucks and peo­ple started turn­ing up from ev­ery­where.

We threw together our float and the next thing we were march­ing down Macrossan St and while I’m sure there have been big­ger crowds, the amount of peo­ple lin­ing the streets con­sid­er­ing the weather was phe­nom­e­nal.

Again on Sun­day it was amaz­ing to see so many lo­cals out cheer­ing on those crazy peo­ple tak­ing part in the Iron­man. It just goes to show that those who look at the cup as half-full have the most fun.

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