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QLD Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Views [415] | Comments [4]

Thanks for all the comments, its really lovely hearing from you.  We are now in Cairns.  since we started our travels in the mini-beast everyone we have spoken to in the rest of Oz have said 'get yourself to Queensland and in particular Cairns'.  Well we are now here and first impressions aren't that amazing compared to everywhere else we have been!  It is nice, but really developed and a bit rough really.  It is the main stopping off place for visits to the great barrier reef so there are loads of tour operators here.  We have had a great couple of days though.  We went to a reef lecture to learn all about the great barrier reef, this was absolutely fantastic and hugely entertaining.  The guy delivering the lecture had the humour, body language and even the voice of Eddy Izzard with all the scientific knowledge of the reef - fantastic.  Yesterday was my birthday (thanks for all the emails and comments).  we had a great time whitewater rafting and then went for a meal at a fantastic Mod Oz restaurant.  The first meal out since we started our travels in the mini beast.  We had the Australian sharing platter to sample some bushtucker.  This included (avert your eyes Karen!) crocadile, walliby and kangeroo.  All very delicious.  We are off to Daintree rainforest today.  Only one week in the mini beast left - boo hoo! Bye for now, D xxx



Hi cobbers, Most girls get diamonds or jewellry not attempted drowning for their birthday but the bushtucker looked amazing and I wish Mark was wining & dining me. White snowy blanket to get up to this morning but it is already melting (9AM) I'm sure you will make the most of time remaining (ONLY 2 weeks Boo Hoo) Keep on trucking XXX

  Dad Apr 28, 2016 6:21 PM


I will definitely leave bush tucker meals to you and Mark!
Happy birthday for yesterday xxxx.

  Karen Apr 28, 2016 7:07 PM


Very funny Dad. Crocodile Mark says the portions weren't big enough to share with you! He wouldn't get his fair share. I don't think two men sharing a romantic meal would go down well here, inclusivity and open mindedness are not Oz personality traits. I'm surprised women have got the vote here!!! Still trucking on. D xx3

  Dawn Apr 28, 2016 7:44 PM


G'day, I notice D&M got the prime seats in the raft!!! Did Mark push the smaller kids out of the way?? White blanket again on getting up today. XXX

  Dad Apr 29, 2016 5:19 PM

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