Its Australia Day, its Chinese New Year and best of all it’s the day we saw kangaroos! Last night we had a raging thunderstorm and left washed out Mission Beach early at 7.15 a.m. to drive north back to Cairns. Just five minutes after we left the campsite, we saw about thirty kangaroos grazing in a field near the roadside. Some were a bit camera shy and bounded away, but others just eyed us inquisitively and then carried on with their breakfast. What a great start to our last day in Queensland. We are now in Cairns and it is hotter than ever with the humidity at its highest. Tomorrow we’re off to Darwin where it is hotter! Right now its time to have a swim and then later head to O’Brien’s bar for a $5 steak and chips.
We are off island-hopping in Thailand for the month of February. We shall leave home on the 1st of the month and return on 29th (an extra day for Leap Year)! Our journey will be from Alicante to Barcelona by train, then two flights, the first from Barcelona to Doha and the second from Doha to Phuket, both with Qatar Airways. Although this will be our forth visit to the "Land of Smiles", we haven't been there for eleven years and plan to visit islands we haven't seen before. In 2009, we travelled overland from Singapore to the island of Langkawi, Northern Malaysia, in the Southern Andaman Sea. ... full info