The first mangoes are ripening just in time for Christmas! I'm just about to cut these up for Christmas morning's breakfast fruit platters for our guests (the date here is now the 24th December - Aussie-time!). We have "full house" with lovely folk from Minnesota and others arriving this afternoon are from Canada. I don't think anyone is missing their weather at home! Ali and Zack have just left for a leisurely drive and walk through the rainforest with probably a dip in a fresh-water swimming-hole to cool off on this hot day.
If you're interested in a little local scenery I have just embedded a video "The Magnificent Daintree" into the sidebar to the right. This was professionally created by David Vivian of DVDesign for the Daintree Village Tourism Association - of which I am Secretary - and we think David's done a pretty good job (nice background music too!). It mainly covers our beautiful and, as you can see, very diverse region between the Daintree River in the north and the Mossman River to the south. (Tourism Daintree Coast which covers the region north from the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation like it so much they are going to produce one themselves too - well they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!)
Peter and I would like to wish everyone a very happy festive season!