Cairns. It’s a relaxed place.
Where after dredging their beach back to mudflat,
they created a man-made beach to make up for it.
We found a really relaxing café,
and sat there ‘til the sun went down.
We made use of the hotel pool.
We listend to the bats fighting across the street, and I wondered when they ever find time to sleep. I mean they seem to squabble all day, and fly all night so …
The promenade was testament to the community determination to be fit and healthy. There were activity points all along it on one side.
And spectacular mudflats that teemed with life on the other.
All kinds of life …
I love our sunburnt country! *grins*
Regular posting resumes next week! See you then!
Yes we did it. We snorkeled on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Not only that, we did it on a day with a severe wind warning! Choppy doesn’t begin to describe the trip back! But the trip out was akin to the Manly Ferry going through the heads.
We went with Quicksilver to the Agincourt Reef, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
As you step in the water is teeming with fish. Even on the steps off the pontoon!
Himself has an underwater camera, and mine was underwater equipped for the expedition.
What with the severe wind warning, the water was choppier than expected when you were out swimming in it!
But there was so much to see!
We only got out of the water long enough to eat lunch in the middle of the day, and while that settled did the tour on the semi-submersible. Only on that boat did we see a shark or sea turtle.
Before you knew it the horns were sounding to drag everyone in from the water to take the hour and a half long journey back to dock. But there was time to get submerged in one last fish feeding frenzy!
Just one more entry to come in the tales of our adventure!
In today’s exciting episode there was breakfast
a change of hotels
Then there was Dreamworld. Where we took their oldest tiger for his morning constitutional!
His name is Mohan, and he is 16 years old. Go to the drop box here for more info.
These plants make him sneeze.
He was all grumbly and grumpy and whingey because his belly was still full of last night’s horsemeat dinner!
When walking along the train line he stays to the sleepers to protect his sensitive paw pads. Makes him a quiet hunter.
Definitely the highlight of our day! Though dirty …
And it was all over by 9am. But we wouldn’t have given it up for ANYTHING! We had the biggest grins on our faces, and given that we spent the rest of the day on the high adrenaline rides, we kept grinning all day long!
There aren’t any photos of the rides. We were too busy riding them 😛
More to come!
Adventures are always more fun with Himself involved, and he out did himself with the organisation of this one! As usual for us we both over estimated how much we could fit into each day and packed way too much. Both in clothing and activities! Oh why oh why are there only 24 hours in a day? And why do I need to sleep?
But just for you (or maybe me) I have taken notes, and photos in order to recreate it all for you!
First there was a plane.
With the obligatory B movie reference.
And we flew North to the land of sun and sand.
In our first hotel we had this view. (Tough to take, I know.)
I never quite got over how the beach just goes on forever into the horizon.
The first theme park we went to was Seaworld. Where we went on rides,
spent a lot of time taking photos of sharks both over water
and from underwater.
And possibly not quite successfully resisting
buying toys. (Though this one still isn’t at his forever home …)
There is still much more to come, so stay tuned!