Can you believe it? I can’t
The past week has been a whirlwind and a half! I left Manchester a week a go and have been in Cairns for 5 nights now. I’m not going to lie to you the journey was tough! I haven’t done a long haul flight in over 10 years so the first flight to Hong Kong was a lot. 11 hours on a plane is a long time, I managed to get though 2 films and a whole TV series! We had a 14 hour stop in Hong Kong and went to Hong Kong Disney land which although was fun, I was really struggling with jet lag and the humidity was too much to handle! The next flight was 7 hours so felt small in comparison to the first. I won’t dwell on the journey as it wasn’t exactly the most enjoyable experience!
Now for the good bit…
I have one word for this place and that is BEAUTIFUL! Cairns its self is quite a small city by the sea, you can’t swim in the sea though because it’s full of things that want to eat us! Instead of risking a dip in the dangerous waters it has an esplanade alongside the sea, leading to a stunning man made lagoon.
We have spent most of our time by the lagoon and the rest of the time sorting out all the life admin that comes with going travelling! I finally have an Australian sim card now and have set up an account with job search which will help with finding a job when funds get low!
I am keen not to let my fitness slip whilst over here and how can you say no to a run when you have these views? The esplanade is perfect for running but speaking from experience it is 100% best to go either early morning before 9am or late afternoon, after 4pm. Foolishly, I though it was a good idea to go at 2 in the afternoon yesterday and the heat was horrible!
We have 4 nights left here in Cairns and then we are beginning our trip down the east coast making 4 stops en route to Brisbane. But before we go we can’t leave without going snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef and taking a trip to Daintree rainforest! So expect some more spam from that in the next few days!
I have been collecting some things for my scrapbook so I will update that shortly but as always I’m making no promises!