Day 34 – Hello Cairns!
After having a fabulous time in Melbourne, we migrated to Cairns today. Our three hour Qantas flight was delightful as always, we even got served ice cream as a snack after the main course. Upon arriving in Cairns, we began exploring this smaller city by foot. Cairns is a launching point for tours to the Great Barrier Reef (one of the primary reason we’re in Australia). As some of you may have read in the news, Cyclone Yasi passed through Cairns a little less than a week ago. I am happy to report that the city is in perfect condition. I only saw one tree down and that’s about it. On a completely different topic, today we noticed a guy with a vintage Cubs t-shirt at the Cairns airport. Naturally we befriended this fellow Chicagoan. It’s a small world… GO CUBS!
(Northeastern Australia from mid-air)
(Cairns Esplanade Lagoon – the beach is off limits for swimming due to the very dangerous Box Jellyfish)
(A special photo for my friend Charlie – Cheers Mate!)
(For all you others…)