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Travel Blogs from Cairns
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huge rock comes flying at us and chips the windscreen, all that dirt and in the
final bit we get a chip. Lunch was spent at Lakeland which was an interesting
place, small, but the local shop certainly had all you needed, we had our pre
packed picnic lunch on the tables out the front. On which Craig sliced his leg
on and proceeded to tell us a Croc got him!!
On the road today we passed a lady walking from Cairns to
... at work! Never again!!!! - Our lovely housemates Fliss and Paul have got jobs on separate boats as deckhands :( we had to say an emotional goodbye to them by throwing a 'Felicitys Farewell Pancake Party' were all of us girlies got together and baked somthing for breakfast and stuffed our faces with goodies and prosecco from 9:30am till 3pm and then all went to work together! - I went to watch Joe play football which was Heat against Fury ...
... up to Port Douglas one of the days. The drive is beautiful, it's basically rainforest on one side and the sea/beach on the other pretty much the whole way. This whole area is like a developed Rurrenbaque or Bocas del Toro, a similarity we weren't expecting to find in Australia! Port Douglas itself seems like a lovely little town and Four Mile beach is nice too and has a stinger net for safe swimming, very important!
... and just chilled. Dinner was great again.. . It was a theme night tonight, Tropic thunder, so many people had made the effort and come in costume. Most rather bright and colourful. Then we had the parade of all the chapter flags followed by the prize giving for the gymkhana and bike games...oops.. I knew there was something I was going to miss today... Lol. They then gave prizes for the youngest member at the rally (15 years old) and the oldest 74- living.. But ...
... the boat out the river and packing
up, we were loving it. Raging Thunder was a great company; very well
organised with helpful and safe yet funny and friendly staff. A quick
lesson on the start of the rapids and after a dip in (purposely to
make sure we knew how to get back in – lifting yourself and getting
pulled in by a team member at the same tim) we were off...paddle
paddle, hold on, get down, paddle paddle, to the left, to the ...