Cairns Plaza Hotel
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... the river for a 'river cruise' when we went to spot some crocs! Again we didn't see any but saw lots of mangrove trees! We all piled back into the bus and headed for Mossman gorge. It was a beautiful place where we could swim in the river which was just what we needed after the day sweating!!! After this we headed home, for some supper and an early night because we are going out to the Great Barrier Reef ...
... this means the water is about 90 degrees -- felt like heaven! A few other neat things: • there are free fitness classes offered 6 days a week on the boardwalk or at the lagoon. • there is "body weight" workout equipment all along the boardwalk. At night, this was being used pretty heavily. • there are public gas grills available for use all over -- and here's the weird part -- when people were done using them, they cleaned up! Take note America ...
... on munching him!! Walked back across hammers tone sandblow. Got back to our resort and were quite impressed with our accommodation! Had a few cold ones and then got ready for supper.. Not as great as lunch. Met an older couple from the Netherlands (lots of these peeps travelling around). Went down to the beach bar. Pretty cool. B played some pool, and then a group of us decided to go down and see the phosphorous (plankton to me), but we didn't have the right moon. Anyways we ...
... rock and had a sit down. Then headed back to out stuff.
Took our stuff back to the rental hut, then went back to eat out sandwiches, they were a bit warm, but that didn't stop me eating it all, the water was still a bit cold. Went and collected our stuff and went to see if we could go on a tour of the turtle rescue. Got there but the place was closed, so walked back along the beach and sat in the shade for a bit.
Walked over to ...
... sea wrasse is a chainmail of rippling colour, exquisite designs melting into each other across his flanks, reflecting the sunlight in cascades of pearls. He is so smooth to touch, warm and silky in the tropical waters. Just as suddenly as he was by my side, he disappears again and I am left alone, all suffused with wonderment.
Too soon, the party was called up and we found ourselves, slick with sea water, hopping back onto our ride home where sheet after sheet of ...