Great Northern Hotel
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... and he said yeah but we might not be able to pump it into our tank. Apparently his gas pumps had vapour locked because of the heat and now that the temperature dropped to just below 40 degrees he hoped to cool things down with the water hose so the pumps would work again. I gave it a try and managed to pump 68 cents worth of gas. He chuckled and said the guy previous to us got 20 cents worth. Fortunately we didn’t really need more gas ...
Got back to the hostel and had showers then went for tea.
It's free and the Jack and this time we got there early enough to have Pork chops and mash. We doubled it as we were very hungry. Were stuffed after that.
Managed to book a trip up to Kuranda on the Skyrail tomorrow. Get picked up at 10:30am.
... I'm frolicking around 'Straya with 11 friends from back in ol' England who happen to have ended up working in Darwin the same time as me. Twelve boys and girls, aged 20-31, all equally as crazy as each other, seeing what the East Coast from Cairns to Brisbane has to offer (the rest are heading to Sydney but I have to get back to work and responsibilities in Darwin - apparently I'm beginning to grow up, 'beginning' being the key word). This one will surely be ...
... native Australians livelihood, it was time to swimsuit up and brave the cold. With Josh electing for the 'dive in and get it over with approach', Abbie went for the stand in the water waist deep screaming how cold it was. After five minutes we were both in the water and loving it! With that our trip in the only place in the world where a World Heritage Rainforest meets a World Heritage Reef was over.
On a roll with activities now our next day took us to ...
... I've discovered that koalas are naturally very sleepy creatures - they sleep around 20 hours a day - nice work if you can get it! Across the road was Amaze n things. This place is totally downplayed on their website. We'd looked at it and dismissed it, but we had some time to kill so we popped in - it was brilliant! For the first time we were delighted it was winter as there weren't too many people there which meant not too many kids to get in ...