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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

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City September 22nd 2013

Sunday, we left Horseshoe Bay around 7 am, and pointed straight towards to west side of Great Palm Island. We motor-sailed most of the way. There were a couple of periods where we switched the engine off but these only last 30-60 minutes before the wind dropped out. But with flat water and sunny skies it was a pleasant and relaxing passage.... maybe too relaxing as shortly after I had been on deck changing around the washing to dry, another boat passed us going the other way missing only by about 10 metres! The other helmsman was looking relaxed too as he was laid back on a hammock strung between his mast and front stay. As we came close to Great Palm the wind picked up but it was right on the nose from the northwest. ... read more
Naomi hooning around Juno Bay
coming into Zoe Bay
the waterfall & swimming hole

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City August 30th 2013

Since last update I hang around Cairns looking for a job and waiting to see my parents. I have been to the botenical gardens and went to loop up a hill with a view of Cairns, every night a nice meal at PJ obriens for 6,50 made it even better staying in cairns :P. I hang out Mona threw some Frisbee around and walked around town was a fun night. My parents arrived at the 11th of August and I waited for them at the airport, was nice to see them again. The day after we drove to Port Douglas and walked around there, When we were on our way back to Cairns I went to see Joel at douggies backpackers. The first trip went to Mission beach and stayd at a nice place with loads ... read more

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

Since I Came in Cairns I saw: Adam (met in Melbourne and again in Darwin) Lydia (met in Melbourne) Laura (met in Sydney) Ben & Johnny (met in Alice springs) and some other people. You dont say goodbye in Australia, just see ya later. The past days I have been looking for a farm to get my second year and chilled at the lagoon. Cairns is pretty cool its like a small version of Melbourne. Thats it for now. Peace out :)... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 30th 2013

Van trip 17 July: Today went from Darwin to Kakadu. Walked around at a rock formation with a impressive view. After that we went to a Campsite with load of mosquitos. But it was all good with some beer and nice food. 18 July: 8.30 We left to see Jim Jim Falls. We hitchhiked there, I got the first ride not long waiting Fabio and Ericka arrived too. We started waling the last 400 meters were hard because it was all rock. Later on we swam and hanged out at the beach. We all walked back and we got a ride in the back of a truck. Kinda like mexicans all in the back with 7 people. We arrived back and ate some chicken. Then we drove around for a place to sleep, Again mosquitos but ... read more

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

After a boozy, food orientated and emotionally draining last week saying to goodbye to all my friends and family, I was numb on the inside at LHR. After a minor drama in the days coming up to my departure around my luggage weight, I finally had it down to 24.7kgs, a victory in my books. But I was still bricking it a little bit because I didn’t want to charged 3 times for excess baggage on my flights LHR > Bangkok, Bangkok > Brisbane and from Brisbane > Cairns. So arrived in Bangkok, bleary eyed, jetlagged and very hot. Checked into my dingy little hostel and my tiny, stuffy single-bed room with bathroom, although there was no shower cubicle so when you had a shower, you were literally showering stood in the middle of the bathroom ... read more
Green curry and tom yung
Khao San Road
Floating Market

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

I'm very behind with this blog entry; about 6 weeks behind in fact, but I've finally now got the time to write about one of the absolute best weeks of my life. My last blog ended in Brisbane, after which I'd already fallen head over heels in love with Queensland. However, the best was yet to come. I flew from Brisbane up to Cairns, north Queensland, where I'd booked myself a little treat - 2 nights in a swish hotel. Wow was it swish! I had 2 double beds in my rooms, big TV, gorgeous bathroom, a mountain view and onsite gym. The sea was just 2 minutes walk and the city centre only 10. When I got into my room I jumped for joy and did a little happy dance around the whole place. It ... read more
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My mountain view
On the Aboriginal Walk

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City June 17th 2013

From Christchurch we began our short series of flights in to Australia and up North to Cairns. After 3 hours we had arrived in Sydney and had a small wait before boarding our flight to Cairns. As soon as we departed the plane the change in temperature from New Zealand was quite the contrast. The sun was beaming down and there wasn't a cloud in the sky - we just wanted to head straight to the beach. After a short shuttle bus ride from the airport we arrived at our hostel - Caravella Backpackers which was located just across the road from the promenade. After checking in we were shown to our room - a 6 bed dorm. The room was a bit of a mess and was full of stinking, sweaty French guys (lucky me). ... read more
Great Barrier Reef
Scuba Sonya
Scuba Jon

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

Dear Grace & Mag, I know I haven't blogged for a while but I wanted to make sure I took pictures of all different things to show you what my life is / will be like in Cairns for the next few months. I've been here for nearly 2 months already - that's gone crazy quick. In the first week up here I had a lot of people I knew from the East Coast and it was the last stop altogether before people moved on of went home. Most of the first week was going out together and nursing hangovers by the lagoon during the day. The lagoon is amazing, right by the beach so you can lay in the pool and look at the horizon and plenty of space for everyone to lay and relax ... read more
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