Cairns went quite quickly. Mainly because we slept for most of it….
We had checked into Nomads Hostel, which was full of 18-20 year olds who woke up to get drunk and fell asleep when the booze ran out. We felt very old and very boring.
The town of cairns was a cool little place, full of quaint little chip shops, pubs and tour booking agents trying to sell you sky dives and scuba dives.
The main Esplanade was made up of free beach side gyms, volleyball courts, skate parks and all things healthy. You could do free fitness classes, all sorts from zumba to anti-natal boxercise!
We had fish and chips and watched.
The sea was very inviting but you were unable to swim in it as it was inhabited by local crocodiles. The signs set up along the beach front warning about the crocs reminded us how far away from home we were!
The blue lagoon is a man-made lagoon, looking down onto the sea, where the city folk and tourists use to take a swim in the arvo, and the aboriginals use to take a shower in the evenings.
Definitely one of my favourite places in Australia so far, with the warm climate and healthy lifestyle ethos, it could certainly be somewhere I would like to live.
And the fish and chips are god like. If you could taste god, he would taste like those fish and chips….. Probably.
Anyways, enough about my religious beliefs. Next stop Sydney…..
Fish and flip flops
Nic and Katie xx