Trip Start Sep 19, 2009
87Trip End May 19, 2010
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That afternoon, we explored the little town and stocked up on food for the following 4 days, again enjoying the huge variety of choice, but not the prices! We looked into trips to barrier reef and Daintree, all extremely expensive compared to anything we had done in the previous 6 months, and with a forecast of rain for the whole 4 days it was very much less appealing
Needless to say, we awoke on Monday to dark clouds. It rained on and off all day, no sun to be seen, so we didn't feel too guilty enjoying the luxury of our spa bath and catching up on blog, while trying to plan our weeks ahead in Asia... We did manage to get in a couple of hours sunbathing and even ventured into the pool on Tuesday after an exhausting run around the area, before the clouds took over possession of the sun! I cleverly managed to get burnt within that short time... made my spa bath a little less appealing! After a night dining in the apartment, introducing Ben to chicken salt on corn on the cob (soooo good), we ventured into town for dinner, trying out the recommended “Salsas” restaurant, where we had some delicious fish before ending the night listening to a live guitarist and pianist in a bar, lovely jubbly! On our final morning, we tried the “Soul n Pepper” restaurant, right on the water’s edge, (although we could barely see it with the heavy rain) & recommended for breakfast by tripadvisor fans - and boy were they right. Our fry up breakies were served on the frying pan they were cooked and were absolutely delicious!
We got the shuttle bus back to Cairns on Thursday morning feeling completely relaxed, well fed and ready to get back to sightseeing, and what better place to start than Melbourne?!