We have arrived in Mareeba after 2 great nights at Innot Springs (a hot spring pool complex about 120 km south of here). There are 6 pools ranging up to 40 degrees and you can walk down to the creek, dig a hole in the sand and have water too hot to sit in.
Met a German family out here for 5 weeks and had lots of laughs. Maybe finishing the Port bottle last night helped.
Its good to meet up with old friends from last year. The weather is great but a little cloudy today (25 degrees). More photos soon.