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Time to Leave Port Douglas!

Another over due blog I’m afraid, but I am sure they will be more consistent once we get on the road tomorrow and start heading south again! It’s hard leaving a place where we both feel so at home, but I am sure we are both going to find ourselves back up here sometime in the not too distant future. It’s been a few weeks since the last blog and we’ve mostly spent the time working to top up our travel funds, but we have also managed to find time to get out and enjoy Port Douglas and Far North Queensland before moving on with our travels.

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Peter
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Jason Comes to Cairns

We’ve really made ourselves at home over the last couple of weeks in Cairns and have taken the opportunity to travel up to Port Douglas regularly visiting Four Mile Beach and the picture perfect town. This has lead to a few relaxing beach days and finally getting some time to play around in the water before the stinger (jelly fish) season starts in a couple of months. (more…)

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Sunrise in Cairns

Settling into Cairns

This week was not as action packed as our few weeks previously, as we used our time to recover from the month on the road and begin looking into settling into Cairns. We are hoping to stay up or around here for the next couple of months and ideally find some work, paid or voluntary, to keep us occupied.

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Our Arrival in Cairns

We had a couple of days in Port Douglas before we were due to hand our beloved camper van back in Cairns as we wanted to spend some time with Nicola’s cousin and aunt before we arrived in Cairns. To that end we left Mission Beach and headed up to Port Douglas with the intention of stopping at Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders to break up the drive.

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Peter
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Wallaman Falls from the bottom!

End of our East Coast Road Trip!

On our way back through Mackay we stopped off at the marina and took a stroll amongst some rather expensive looking yachts before heading to the beach for a bite of lunch out of our camper. We then popped into the local shopping mall for some window shopping and Nicola managed to pick up a cheap ukulele which I’m sure will bring us both hours of listening pleasure.

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Sun, Sea and Platypus!

After our manic week before, we decided to have a couple of days relaxing. Our last day in Hervey bay presented us with a beautiful, sunny day complete with flat sea. We decided to walk down to the beach to a beach hire shop to look at renting a sea kayak for an hour. So I took Nicola out on a Jet Ski! I took her out for a spin first and I had to drive quite fast to drown out the sounds of her complaining/lightly screaming, especially when cornering, before swapping over and her taking us for an a nice afternoon along the beach.

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Peter
A Ginger Down Under

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