Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Trip Start Aug 22, 2006
Trip End May 13, 2007

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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Did you know, that WAAAY back in the late 18th Century Captain James Cook (and his cronies) past by Cairns and didn't settle there because they ACTUALLy believed it was too harsh with dense rainforests, dangerous reefs, creepy crawlies etc etc!

Well! I'm sure that had he too gone to Cairns he would've patted himself back for finding what could just be one of the sexiest places on earth. The winners trophy went to Sir William Wellington Cairns (WINNERRRRS) who found it (and obviously claimed it) in 1876 then went on to support gold digging, mining for precious metals, minerals and trade.

Well yours truly is there now. And may I say Melbourne plain sucked! Ok, the Melbourne Cup was fantastic its true (Melbourne stops everything for a four day Horse Racing programme that has some of the richest and snobbiest people in Victoria and New South Wales going to it). But I personally rate Cairns a big favourite out of the last 3 cities I've visited here in Oz. Allow me to explain...

I arrived yesterday on a 3 hour flight out of Melbourne to be whisked off to my hostel in Cairns city. Then I find that I've accidentally checked myself into a room with 5 girls (one Australian, two Swedish and two Chinese). Oh its a hard life.
I then find out that I have fortuitously organised my visit to last two weeks and have enough cash and time to cover Bungee jumping, 14,000 ft skydiving, a certified PADI (diving) course on the barrier reef, White water rafting and Sailing over the course of the next 14 days! BEAT THAT COOK!

Well strap yourselves in cause this is what its all about. The weather is an impressive 30oC, I've got about 6 excursions to plough through before I get to Sydney on Sunday 19th November. I'll try and get as many piccies online as possible.

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