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... anything is for anymore! When I finally got hungry I made for the bar/restaurant by the sailing club because, you know, it looked cool and fancy and had funky music playing. Sipping my Margarita and looking over to the water across the boats I almost felt like I could be in Ipswich! Lols. That's not true at all. This couldn't be more different. For a start it's 31 degrees and I'm sweating where I sit! I have managed to write a second postcard today. First was ...
... areas and our hotel reception advised us we may not be able to go on our next flight but be stuck there for longer! It was hype of course, and in the end it headed North, bypassing us completely but sadly affecting the reef too much to get to it.
Thankfully, Cairns has something else up its sleeve - the most incredible rainforest and mountain ranges, just out of town. On the first day we went to a mountain market village called Kuranda - actually one ...
... dock out on the Moore Reef which is part of the Great Barrier Reef. We had a quick lunch and fitted ourselves with flippers, a mask and snorkel. Before we set sail I went and inquired about a snorkel tour. This man sat down with me and I almost called in Harry. He looked just like Jeff Daniels. Seriously. I could hardly take him serious and could not wait for Marlin to meet him. Marlin and I snorkeled about an hour on our own. They have a large roped ...