Around Cairns

I’m staying in an apartment at Yorkeys Knob which is ten minutes north of Cairns. It was 31 degrees which was damn nice.

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This is Toby, named as he was born last month in October. As one can see he is barely larger than a glass. Very cute.

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Almost every apartment block has its own swimming pool, and this is our one. They are popular as swimming at the beach can be umm challenging.

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As one can see in this photo, one has the option of being devoured by crocodiles, stung to death by stingers, or devoured by sharks at the local beach. How nice to have the choice.

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To minimise the tourist death rates, they have a fenced off area to swim in. The stingers can still get you within a metre of the fence, so you don’t want to rest against it.

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Down in Cairns itself they have a big lagoon next to the beach where hundreds can swim for free. Lots of tourists.

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The local bylaws allow topless sunbathing but not on the side next to the road in case it causes car crashes.

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A photo of the main Cairns mall.

Today I am heading up north to Port Douglas which is around an hour away. It gives you an idea how big Queensland is, when you realise Brisbane is around a 25 hour drive from here!

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