Cairns Reef Apartment & Motel
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... in Australia. Still pretty surreal. We landed in Brisbane and then had to hurry so we could catch our connecting flight to Cairns. The Aussie pronounce it without the r sound. We had a little snafu at the BNE. We had to check in our bags because we had to clear customs. The airport attendant told us where to go so we started walking. When we hit the end of the terminal and still did not see the Quantas airlines windows ...
... and stacks of handmade boomerangs. There is a shell of an airplane that was wrecked for a movie and hauled in on a truck to be placed in the rainforest to look like maybe it had crashed there for real. But there are no natural wonders or culturally or historically important sites. We took the sky rail here. We will take the sky rail ...
... but even he used his when we were just floating about casually looking. One of the other guys decided he didn't need a noodle, he was a tall guy made even longer when wearing flippers, which meant when he was upright in the water, his flippers were a long way down and caused a fair bit of damage to the coral which he was oblivious to. I wished him bad karma and as it happens he lost a flipper! Probably bashed it off a piece of coral.... After our first ...
... a fridge in the room. Not sure what they were expecting really.
Stayed in the room for a bit, couldn't work the aircon out so just had the fan on. Was a bit hot. Headed out to look around.
First we had to go to the post office, which was conveniently across the road. Went there and finally got our bank cards! Very luck as they'd been said there about 2 weeks or so.
Went for a wander, in the wrong direction really. Went in a big loop ...
... beach was a looooong strip of beautiful sand and gorgeous clear sea. Totally deserted! It was just me and Joe on the beach at one point attempting to play cricket with a cheap set Joe bought in the whoopsies aisle. We all had a nice stroll along and then went back for our first camp grub. First night was my duty. I served up a Spanish dish of Tomato chicken and chorizo with olives. With a side dish of Italian herbed potato salad and garlic and rosemary crusty bread ...