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26 June 2011


The There & Back Again Tour to FNQ
I haven’t usually posted a blog entry till we have moved on to the next port-of-call but here we are still in Cairns. We had only booked in for a week and were supposed to be off today but the brakes have developed an ominous shudder so we have booked it in for a check-up - and the first available was on Monday.
Not that staying in Cairns extra time is any hardship ... we love it! Thinking of checking out the real estate on offer ... summer’s humidity would be daunting but what a place to spend winter.
Cairns is clean, spacious, verdant and set in front of an imposing mountain range. The roads are wide and it is easy to get around. There is a wonderful variety of dining options in Shield Street and at the Pier. We had a truly brilliant meal at “Tamarind” at the casino.
We enjoyed going up on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and coming down on the Skytrain ... but Kuranda itself was woeful (if you have been to the Carrara Markets at the Gold Coast then think about how much you would spend on your transport to get there!).
So far the weather has been a bit on the windy side so we haven’t been our on a snorkel trip ... not to worry ... we have decided that we will spend more time in Cairns after our visit to the Daintree and the Atherton Tableland.

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