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Cairns, Australia


Its been an eventful time in Australia since i arrived. the weather as you can imagine here in the northern area around Cairns is really hot! I managed to spend the first few days settling in, losing cash, then bank cards on another day, enjoying a realxing session in the lagoon and finally meeting a few others for some good nights out in the centre.

This is cape tribulation beach and what a beach! i stayed in the jungle village which was awesome, just a great place to relax, swim and meet Eetu- the finnish wrestler in the photo, we walked up a cliff and watched the sun over the cape.
We met on a trip to the wildlife habitat in port douglas, an introduction to the crocs, birds and other creatures unique to this big island. Australian birds (and i do mean the birds) are fantastic and colourful. The koalas were pretty cool too but they wake for a second, then back to sleep!

this cheeky chap was under my seat most of the way along our cruise down the daintree river, another chance to see crocodiles too and this time in the wild! Neville the guide knew it was there and i had to take a quick photo. there are more photos in the photo section,try it!

the food has been good but a little expensive at times out here as they definately take advantage of the tourist activity. a stick insect tried to put me offer my burger on the tour but it didnt manage to stop me! travelling soon equals hunger!

today i joined up with the Rum Runner, a catamaran that takes people over to the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. I went snorkelling in the Mid-reef and it was great, again the animals and colourful coral made it a fantastic experience. It was helped by a few drinks, Eetu and a few others! Then it was backto the beach and some more travelling awaits...


permalink written by  50watts on December 14, 2005 from Cairns, Australia
from the travel blog: Ending 2005 and Starting 2006
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Hey Bri -

Cairns looks awsome mate!
Keep the blog entries coming :)

I've decided to head out to Thailand early - going at new year - but hope we'll have a chance to hook up sometime soon.

Have a good christmas and new year

Andy.

permalink written by  Andrew McCarthy on December 16, 2005

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