Tradewinds Mcleod Holiday Apartments
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Arrived in Cairns early evening Wednesday after a 2 hour, 50 minute flight from Sydney. Dad picked up the hire car (Hyundai Accent) in which we drove the short distance to Cairns town. It was just beginning to turn dark as we drove through the palm tree lined streets, the sky was various shades of orange and purple, and best of all, it was still …
... itself was pretty cool, I have done some great diving whilst being out on my travels and the Great Barrier Reef didn't disappoint; I got to see a nurse reef shark, more turtles, sting rays, a manta ray and so many beautiful colourful fish and coral of all sizes. It was a little more challenging than my previous dives due to now being an "advanced diver" I no longer required a guide so Katrina and I ventured out by ourselves. Now my navigation on land ...
... keen on heights. After first thinking that I would do a runner at the first stop and crawl back down the mountain with crazed look in my eyes.... Instead I took a few deep breaths (okay I took LOTS of deep breaths) and made the others keep talking and joking around me and I soldiered on. Go me! And that wasn't a gentle breeze by the way, it was a flaming mini cyclone!!! Don't ask me why I can fly in a plane no worries but ladders and skimming over the top of rain ...
... to sit on a beach and sunbathe, it just doesn't seem to be us as we'd rather be out and about! Anyway, we decided that a beach needed visiting and we went along to Palm Cove. It was such a beautiful beach, lifeguards were on duty and we didn't have to pay for parking. We enjoyed spending time in the lovely warm sea, although it was much rougher than we had anticipated as the tide was coming in and there was an onshore breeze. So that's us finished in Cairns! ...
... rocks and the force of the water would be a death sentence waiting. We regain our hearing back at the clam swimming hole, calming until you put your foot in...freezing ice cold water, what did we expect when it's running down from the top of the mountain (still possibly in thermal spring mode, it doesn't hurt to hope). Sage being Sage wants to get his gear off of course, becoming accustomed to a jockey swim or two, so much easier for the boys. The ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
Great place to stay, clean, spacious and owners couldn't do enough for you! Just a little far away from the seafront / town centre.
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