Cairns, Australia at night

Trip Start Sep 25, 2009
Trip End Dec 01, 2009

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Sunday, October 25, 2009

What a lovely crossing from Vanuatu to Australia.  The shining sun and perfectly still ocean lulled me into a false sense of security for what is still to come in a little over a week's time...the Tasman Sea!

It truly was gorgeous traveling weather, though, and pulling into Cairns, Queensland, Australia at 5 PM showed off the beauty of the port in the "Golden Hour" of the day.

I managed to jump ship around 6 PM and ran around the harbor area to capture the essence of the port city at twilight.  Not knowing where to go, I could have done a little better probably, but I still really enjoyed this lovely city.

The people welcomed us warmly and the city felt extremely safe, actually other than the tourists I think everyone else was home it was that quiet.

The Night Markets area stays open daily from 4:30-11 PM, great place for food, fun, souvenirs, and local flavour (notice the spelling of the word - flavour, colour, etc. are spelled different over here).

I enjoyed a homemade crepe with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream wrapped up into a ice cream cone shape .... mmmmmmm delicious!

I found a few trinkets that called out my name, as a rule I don't collect a lot of stuff in my travels, but these items were bargains for local wares.

I thoroughly enjoyed this town by night and look forward to getting out for a bit tomorrow during the day.


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