Rydges Plaza Cairns
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... were given a safety number so that they made sure that everyone was back on the boat when we were ready to go back to the dock.
We were given a snorkel set and flippers when we first got on, so that when we arrived we didn't have to worry about wasting time when we got to the reef. The boat ride was actually pretty bumpy, the water was really rough on the way there. We didn't go very fast, actually many of the other boats headed out to the reef passed us. It was kind ...
... be like this School holidays started over this way so we are on the move inland before them hopefully they wont follow us to a place called Therese Dam just out of Clermont This is a very nice place to camp up at $5 a night you can imagine all the grey nomads loving this place and yep there were many John got to kayake a bit looking for red claw but the water was nearly frozen over every morning and the whisper was around the olds ...
... bus the Germans behind us started asking everyone around them to explain a dirty joke Emma had told us earlier. The language barrier was their downfall because it was just too hilarious trying to explain it. Especially since the joke had been told over an hour before. They got it eventually and laughed for a good while.
On our way to see a giant Curtain Fig Tree one of the Germans figured out he was sitting on the sound systems sub woofer and ...
... into the sea. The water was surprisingly cold and shallow but once we were used to it the marine life was amazing. We saw all kinds of fish in varying shapes and sizes all exploring the coral reef. After a lunch break we went back in and a bit further out this time and saw huge shoals of fish feeding on the coral, you could even hear them crunching! It was brilliant. I caught a glimpse of a turtle too but it scuttled off ...
What a lovely sunrise to wake up to, lovely blue sky, blue sea and the early sun simmering on the bay outside our window! The day starts well with Rob finally reunited with his prescription sun glasses, another trauma sorted out. We went to the hotel tour desk to book the tropical rainforest trip for Friday, only to be told the train for the return journey is not running for two days due to annual maintenance - why couldn't they wait until we had gone? We were with the ...
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