Trip Start Sep 03, 2004
44Trip End Dec 22, 2004
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As soon as we landed the first thing to come into our minds was... "Spiders!" We were in for a shock a few days later!
Our first night in Cairns was spent in the Calypso Inn, which was like a mini rainforest with absolutely enormous Fruitbats flying overhead. God knows what the first Irish and Scottish settlers, or convicts more appropriately :-) thought of Australia. The Calypso was to be our return base for the next few nights. Cairns itself was like a big Bangor really, the bay being the main focal point, with just one or two shopping centres and a few shopping streets. It certainly felt more like the Australia you think of, a few of the bars and restaurants were like wild-west saloons full of locals with sun-damaged skin drinking to excess, a bit like us paddies when we go to Majorca for 2 weeks :-)