Flew to Cairns a week ago not really done much in Cairns but have been up the coast. Went to Cape Tribulation which was very beautiful its the only place in the world where the jungle meets the ocean. We went on a boat tour, on the way up, the boat broke down and we had to all disembark on to a differnet boat. We only saw a couple of crocodiles not like in the northern territories. When we arrived at our accomadation we went down to the beach to see what we could see. Lucy and Sophie the two girls we were sharing a room with were determined to get a coconut. After sometime foraging they tried throwing rock sticks and climbing trees all to no avail. Then a french guy watching there antics disappeared into the jungle and reappeared with two coconuts everyone happy.
The next day we were up early and onto a boat to the barrier reef. I went diving and Keeley went snorkeling. First dive did not see a lot bit dissapointed. However on the second dive I saw two sharks, a turtle and stingrays very happy. Swam out to tell Keeley and she too had seen a shark a turtle and stingrays still very happy.
In the morning we went for a walk in the jungle. Keeley was out front when she came face to face with a wild pig they took one look at each other and ran in opposite directions. Unfortunatley did not get a picture. That afternoon went to Mossman Gorge to cool down and it was freezing still with the heat it was welcome. We spent the night at Port Douglas in a very nice hostel everything was new as it had only been open two weeks.
Port Douglas was a very nice place but a bit expensive for us expensive even for Australia. The four mile beach was very nice and the town had a very laid back feel to it. We did hike up to a lookout point. The sun has gone by the time we got to the top and two people were lying down in a car so we did not linger.
Back to Cairns we have done very little again but sorted out stuff for the rest of the trip. Did go to the lagoon by the sea and had a very refreshing swim. We set off south tomorrow.