Kangaroos, sunshine and cyclones
Trip Start Jan 19, 2011
35Trip End Jul 17, 2011
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Here we are in Port Douglas. We arrived in Cairns a few days ago and have been doing lots of exciting things. The overnight flights weren't ideal - especially with the screaming children but I think we've nearly caught up with our sleep now.
We've been outback to a place called Undara where we camped in a swag tent - was so hot and noisy with all the sounds of the wild but we had kangaroos running around outside the tent and we also saw wallabies and wallaroos. We went on a wildlife walk and got taken into a bat cave - so cool - literally tens of thousands of bats flying around in the pitch black but none of them hit us because their sonar is so good.
We arrived in Port Douglas today with the aim of going out on the reef tomorrow, however our boat has been cancelled as they have shut the port
Australia is great - the people are incredibly friendly - we had dinner with a couple from Cairns the night before last and they gave us loads of tips and advice. Apparently their daughter worked at Baker & McKenzie for 2 years which is really near Freshfields. Small world.
Tan update: Zero, Nada, Nichts.
Gonna post some photos now if I can - we've set ourselves up with a dongle so should get on the internet fairly regularly.
Hope you are all good - keep the comments coming - we love hearing from you xx