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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City January 11th 2014

June 2012 Team JuMa headed back to Cairns, fifteen years after first taking a trip there. Cairns was much busier than we remembered. This time we skipped doing the reef, instead heading north to the Daintree and Port Douglas. Recommend Cairns area for a fantastic holiday.... read more
Port Douglas
Tallulah in Port Douglas
QLD Crocs

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City January 4th 2014

As I think back to when I last wrote a blog, I can't actually believe all I have done in the past month. It has been incredible. I won't attempt to mention everything, I'm sure a lot of you have already heard about some of the events - such as the Christmas party and general other alcohol related stories - that I really don't need to go into details on here! First things first though - the conference. Well that was an experience and a half! I know how amazingly lucky I am to have been able to go and it really was brilliant. Obviously things good a bit stressful the week before with the whole workshop organisation but it was definitely worth it. The workshop went really well and I think everyone was really pleased ... read more
Lake Wanaka
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle..
Christmas Eve

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City December 21st 2013

We started our Christmas adventure with a very early start to drive to the airport, before arriving in cairns around 9am, meaning we had a couple of hours to explore before picking up our Jucy campervan. We explored a Market on the esplanade and a couple of tourist information centres before grabbing breakfast and heading to collect the van. The first thing we did after collecting the van was to head to a shopping centre north of town for food and alcohol supplies. Unfortunately tiredness induced delirium had set in by this point, and we didn't end up planning the meal shopping very well, ending up with a random food selection and not many possible meals! We decided to head to a beach not far away to relax and try to catch up on sleep, to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City November 21st 2013

I woke up early in the morning I started to look around everybody was sleeping, so I went down to the restaurant to eat breakfast. When I was finished I went upstairs to see what the other were doing, still everyone was sleeping. I open the curtains and grab their pillow and blanket and said go up put some clothes and go down stairs and eat some breakfast. After they finished eating we went out for a walk we were heeding to the beach. When we arrived something really funny happened to Matin, he saw a girl that was lovely so he started to follow her. After some steps he began to speak with her. But when she turns around her voice change it sounded darker, when she was completely reversible we saw that she was ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City November 21st 2013

We were going to depart from Arlanda and the destination was Cairns Australia. It was expected to be a long flight and we knew we wanted to benefit from the trip. We downloaded a large amount of movies to keep ourselves entertained and that getting bored was not an option during our forty hour flight. We bought as many sweets as we could carry to keep us awake at least the first half of the flight. There were not any toddlers aboard the plane and no one was disturbing or making noise therefore we were extremely grateful for our safe and quiet flight. I watched four movies before I fell asleep however my friends were still awake. After a period of time I was woken by a little noise and noticed that the flight attendant was ... read more

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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City October 18th 2013

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th A long 5 hour drive from Albany to Perth city centre to drop off the car and then catch the bus to the airport for 5 pm. We wait for our flight to Melbourne at 10.45 and it's a loong wait ! Not much to do in the departure lounge. Arrive in Melbourne and then another 5 hour wait for our connecting flight to Cairns and finally arrive at 11.30. A grueling 24 hours of traveling and feel exhausted as we don't get much sleep. After arriving at our hostel we have a quick wash before getting some lunch, our first hot meal in over 24 hours. We feel much better and have a walk down to the camper van hire company and check out our van. It's small but seems ... read more
Mission Beach
View from Flagstaff Hill
Muller's Lagoon

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City October 14th 2013

November is coming, so once again it is time to get on a plane and head off - this year to Australia. 24 hours flying will get us halfway around the world to Cairns, at the north end of Australia's east coast. From Cairns we'll first be heading north into the rainforest for a short stay in a treehouse. Then we plan to spend three weeks slowly cruising south. We'll be staying reasonably close to the coast but also diving inland to stay in some national parks and using boats to get to a few islands on the way. Three weeks should get us to Brisbane from where we will fly to Adelaide on Australia's south coast and the start of part two of the trip. First we'll head north into the Flinders range of mountains, ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City October 8th 2013

We and Luna Ray are still poled up in the sky at Cairns Sailing Squadron boat yard. We have fallen into a routine for getting work done on the boat. We wake around 7 am, usually to the unsettling tremors that's made by passing trucks. Breakfast is usually followed by me doing some work like sanding or some activity that we all do to tire Alex out. This could be a walk through the dusty industrial estate to a shop for supplies, or maybe we will take the dinghy up the river to Marlin Marina and visit the Lagoon. During our stay we put our new dinghy wheels on, and with the dinghy back in the water I paddled over to meet Naomi and Alex who were getting on at the pontoon. As Naomi was reaching ... read more
at the lagoon
Naomi almost finishing one coat
Life on poles

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City October 3rd 2013

Dear Grace and Mag, This will be a long one because I've got lots of photos and a lot of time has passed since my last one. So much has happened in the last 4 months I don't now where to start. I have to tell you about my friends, about how weird it is that I have a new beautiful niece that I haven't met yet, about my sponsorship offer and not to mention that I have fallen for an amazing person who can not stay in the same country as me! Yep... nice one Jess! :P I really love skyping you Grace but it is so strange to see you holding little Evalyn in your arms and I haven't met her yet. Because she's so good it's like you're holding a doll hehe. I ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City September 30th 2013

We spent a three nights at Marlin Marina, Cairns. Before we left we had a day with Naomi's parents and visited a dam up in the hills where we had a BBQ lunch next to a small playground for Alex, all overlooking the lake. Then moved on to Crystal Cascades for a planned swim but the area we chose was rocky, making it tricky to take Alex in for a paddle. We were running out of time so didn't have time to find a better swim hole and actually see the cascades. After a stop at Whitworths - bought an anchor for the dinghy - we went back to the boat for dinner. Tested the VHF radio and it seems to work fine now.... weird. The previous night Don and I had played with the hydraulics ... read more
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leaving Mission Bay
On way to Norship - Trinity Inlet




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