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Arriving in Cairns was "Hallo Sunshine". Hotel was on the front and we did some shopping for finery and swimming in the lagoon - great.
Big day as James' GCSE results were being e-mailed to us. Deadline 6PM. After dinner we waited with trepidation - no wifi so no results. Quite a relief as all tired and cranky. By morning WIFI up and working. A cornucopia of grades and good enough to stay at Bluecoats - as they represent six months of work we were ...
... they call the snapping turtles Tom.
From there we went to see the Curtain fig tree that has aerial roots that drop 15 m to the ground – this is a strangling fig and as its name suggests it strangles any tree it is on. A seed is dropped onto a tree, it sprouts and sends a root to the ground and then it develops aerial roots that slowly encircle the host tree, eventually strangling ...
... going snorkelling, so we got our gear and hopped on the glass bottom boat for the trip to the beach. Through the glass we could see big fish, little fish and a shark. This made a few people nervous.
When we got to the beach we put our snorkelling gear on and headed for the water. We were the only ones without a wetsuit, but the water was 24 degrees so we were fine.
Under the water we saw a heap of cool fish and coral, including Nemo and 2 turtles. But ...
... Thursday" again.
Went to Atherton for a look around and some shopping today (27th) and called in to have a look around Lake Tinaroo which is a very nice spot with lots of facilities to cater for holidaymakers.
Made some modifications to my battery setup in the Navara yesterday to make sure I do not have a recurrence of the issue we experienced before Charters Towers.
Weather is quite pleasant with temps ...
... suits to protect them from any fiendish devils that might be in the sea at this time of year and not because of getting cold. The sea Temperature was in fact 27 degrees. WOW! Could not fault the staff or the equipment, it was an excellent choice of boat. Without doubt from what we have since heard this dive company is hugely better than the one we were originally booked on. ...