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Cairns

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Rightey ho, where to start!!Been a while since our last update and hope we don't miss anything out

So we got to Cairns the nothern most major city on the East Coast in the hope of a bit sun after the freezing temperatures in Alice Springs. Unfortunately it was just overcast and although not 'hot'was still shorts weather, sort of.

We spent the first few days just mooching about and had a few nights out. After our third day of this we decided to hire a some bikes and go for a ride, however once in the car hire place we were soon convinced to rent a car (not that we are lazy or anything).

In the car we travlled inland and visited a couple of lakes that were created from volcanic eruptions and some quite dramatic waterfalls. This area is a world heritage site and is called the Wet Tropics, we realised it was called this for a reason as it drizzled constantly.

The next day we met up with Karen and Hayley to canadian friends from the Darwin to Alice trip and hired a car to visit Cape Tribulation. A place North of Cairns and the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the sea. It was really pretty and the sun even made a brief appearance. On the way we all shared the driving, apart from Karen who hadnt driven for 2 years and never on the 'wright'side of the road. However on the way back she decided to give it a bash and a bash we almost had more than once. Everyone in the car was braking for her and leaning inwards to avoid the trees and cliffs on the left hand side. The traffic cirles (roundabouts) which dont exist in Canada were almost as scary.

That night at 12am we caught the night bus to Magnetic ISland.

Posted by furzechase 23:37 Archived in Australia Tagged volunteer

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