Nat and Beck Go Large!
We arrived in Cairns on Wednesday evening...5 days later, we're still waiting for the rain to stop so we can actually leave the bloody hostel! It has rained almost non-stop since we arrived, and it's still hotter than the west! So unfortunately, we've done no sightseeing, no snorkelling and Becks hasn't been able to go diving cos of the crap visibilty. We're sharing a six-bed dorm with 3 Germanians who won't speak to us and hate us for no apparant reason (maybe cos we won the war??). We've been spending quality time lounging in bed, or lounging in the tv room, waiting fruitlessly for the rain to stop. Managed to go out on Friday night to sample the local nightlife with the boys from Sydney who are up here banana-picking (won't go into any of the gory stories they told us about "the worst job in the world"...let's just say it involves rats, urine and trenchfoot disease), and we went to the cinema today (saw History of Violence; one word, terrible!) but other than that, has been a fairly quiet few days for us. Bring on the sunshine!