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Somehow, the best laid plans of mice and
men to do a travel blog on my journey have been thwarted by busy days
and a happy tiredness by the end of the day.
Little time left for reporting duties.
I've detailed our journey, and will present in snippets by date- so will
start from when I flew out of Melb. on 19 May. This covers about the first 10 days.
Arrived Cairns lunchtime to be met by Sue
and Peter, ...
... I went on a "Rainforest & Waterfalls" bus tour which a businessman I once randomly chatted to on a plane between Edinburgh and London had told me was the best thing ever. We were greeted with a hug from the dreadlocked Ozzie bus driver, Jimmy, who then drove us around a load of hostels, mostly picking up kids about 10 years younger than us for the ...
... stay for long periods of time, i.e months so no one was particularly friendly or helpful and it meant we were stuck with top bunks with no ladders or rails to stop us falling out! This made for a fun nights sleep! It also didn't help that the girl under Mel was a snorer!
The next morning we were up bright and early for our shuttle to the airport. One bathroom between 24 dorms was interesting. Managed to locate ...
... for those confident with snorkelling or diving. There is very little to do or see if you are a non swimmer, i.e. Liz. The helmet dive was great, but expensive. I purchased the memory stick with all my photos taken by the diver. So, it is now Friday. Doing nothing today, but off on the Korunda railway tomorrow and returning by cable car. Liz is not looking forward to the cable car but this is her idea!!! Will let you know how she gets ...
... for some reason went right around my neck and wouldn't leave! Following this we went for a lovely BBQ buffet lunch before heading into the wildlife park for a photo with a koala. First up in the park was a ride on an army duck through the rainforest. Seeing some of, scrap that, THE biggest spiders I've ever seen, along with other wildlife and rainforest splendours both on land and in the water. Next up was a tribal ...
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