Hi folks and thanks for all your messages. We are having a few problems uploading the latest blog - Cecilia has had three failed attempts and is not keen to rewrite it for a 4th time! I will give it a shot.
Day 5: well... I can't complain that it's too cold, although it is quite muggy. A change of weather has us all trying to re climatise, the shacks and Cairns were warm but not far off the Brisbane temperature. Mum and I were in a snassy new pop up tent and dad and Beau were in the other two man tent.... (Sandi writing now). Seisia holiday park was a great place - good camping facilities and beach front location. I guess it's a good sign that the kids have said they don't want to leave every location we have have stayed so far. Today we were kindly lent a car by Wal (a friend of a friend arrangement) so we could drive to the Tip of Cape York and Somerset. The roads are all gravel but in need of a tidy up after the wet season. Somehow we ended up on a 4wd track and after a brush with an unforgiving muddy puddle we turned around to find the 'main' road again. The Tip was astounding, views forever to many nearby islands and a pristine sea - some how makes one feel that you are an intrepid early explorer despite a good number of fellow tourists tramping the track ahead and behind you. The kids placed rocks at the top of one big cairn and surfed the wind on the brass compass. Took photos of Beau and the cannons at Somerset (established by the Jardines with the vision to making it a hub for business and trade in the late 1800s but the lack of good shipping channels, white ants and climate had other ideas). Another adventure filled day and feeling exceptionally lucky to be able to experience all this.