Day 36

Trip Start May 11, 2010
Trip End Jul 04, 2010

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kick Bill out early to take the car into Mareeba for car service they said if he got there at 8 they'd put him in first! Emma & I took the opportunity to get some washing done & do a van clean-out 3 loads later?!

Bill got back to the park by 11 & we head off to Cairns via the "don’t take your van road" better to do it today than tomorrow with the van we figure. By the time we made it to the outskirts of Cairns we can clearly see why it is suggested not to take vans, 15kms of winding road first climbing then descending over 750mtr high, very similar to Black Spur or even parts of “The Dandenong’s”.

We do a tour of the city have a bite for lunch & then spend some of the afternoon finding a van park to base ourselves. We end up finding a real gem a Top Tourist Park “Cairns Holiday Park” who have said we could have an en-suite site & they won’t charge us for any of the kids $50.00 per night!! Bargain considering the Big 4 was $45.00 per night plus $15 for each child for just a powered site. We head back to Atherton via Kuranda & pack ready to head out in the morning.

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Lyn, Jake and Muzz on

We are currently freezing our collective buttocks off!!! You guys certainly picked the right year to escape Melbournes winter, it's been REALLY COLD!!
Glad to see you are having the trip of a lifetime.......cant wait to hear all about it in person XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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