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Published: October 14th 2009
swimming accross the Daintree River
Still in Cairns, just incase you were wondering whether I'd dropped off the other side of the planet. Been working super hard lately, 18hours some days, but its allowing me to save some pennies and although I'm constantly tired, I'm actually still enjoying myself.
About a month ago I lost my job at the hostel working for accommodation and panicked cos I couldnt afford to pay rent...so I went on a major job hunting mission and found myself a new job the same day! Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it (and will take any job going!). Only issue was the job is in Port Douglas (about an hours drive north of Cairns), but this actually worked to my advantage as they needed someone to drive the staff bus from Cairns to Port and back everyday taking housekeeping staff up to clean 5* villas in one of the resorts there...and I can drive, so they gave me the job! Its 7 days a week and I've only had 3 days off since I started, but the money's good and I have no time to spend anything, so it all works out well
for me to save for wherever I travel to next.
I was worried that I'd have to quit my job at the ice-cream shop, (cos I love being an ice-cream lady!) but my boss has been really good and kept me on just doing a couple of evenings a week, so I get a little extra money an it means I can increase my hours at the ice-cream shop again once the work dries up in Port (the work in Port Douglas is only for the school holiday rush).
Before I started on my crazy working mission I took a couple of days out to travel further North to visit the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. I spotted some crocs in the Daintree River, then chilled out by the beach in Cape Trib for an afternoon and then again the following morning before catching the bus to the Daintree Ice cream factory where I tried some exotic flavoured ice creams (chocolate pudding fruit and wattle nut, which tastes like cappucino!). We visited Port Douglas for all of 45minutes, just enough to take a quick wander about and have a sneaky peek at 4 mile beach...not long enough really...would love
to spend more time there (when I'm not working all the time). I'm actually considering moving up there as I've met some cool poeple at work who are slowly persuading me that its silly to spend an hour driving up there everyday just to work and come straight home after.
The drive up to Port is beautiful though, I drive right along the coast past the beautiful Northern Beaches...best drive to work I've ever had and I reckon will ever have in my life! It's just a shame that the road is so windey and I cant spend more time enjoying the veiw...if I did we'd probably drive off a cliff into the sea... =S
Watch this space for photos of my trip to cape trib...if you've not already checked them out on Facebook!
...miss you all, but so glad to be here ;oP
Love'n'hugs H x
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