I made it to Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, in one piece. Unfortunately, Delta couldn't seem to figure out how to transfer my suitcase over to Qantas, so I'm here quite literally with the clothes on my back. Qantas did give me some cash to buy a few things, which helps some. I was able to run to town and pick up a bathing suit so I can go snorkeling on the Reef tomorrow.
The Thala Beach Lodge is quite pleasant, a bit rustic and out of the way but nice nonetheless. It's sort of a cross between Las Brisas and Camp Nebagamon.
Yes, I'm back, although with a somewhat inauspicious start. For whatever reason, I'm not feeling disoriented this time. On my first visit, just under one year ago, I had some brief mental images of being upside down. Not a problem this time, however. I've simply decided that the rest of you, at least those in the Northern Hemisphere, are the inverted ones. Think about that, you North American/European chauvinists.
More later, assuming I don't get stung or eaten or something.