We said goodbye to Palm Cove on the most glorious day, 28 degrees and 65% humidity. The beach and cove looked fantastic as reluctantly we departed for Brisbane. A visit to Cairns is definitely recommended if only to experience the wonderful airport which is small, clean and very efficient. Palm Cove was, pretty, very laid back and well worth the trip.
We were dressed for the tropics and touched down somewhere that felt like home, cold and wet! We picked up our upgraded hire car. All this way for british weather and a Ford Focus! We followed our Aussie voiced satnav to the Little Stanley area on South Bank and only got lost once! The hotel is very modern and we have a lovely spacious room complete with washing machine tumble dryer and kitchen diner, Kim was thrilled, she’s becoming rather obsessed with laundry facilities.
Of course we’re here specifically to visit our friend Dave. Oh no, we can’t!! He came back to the UK after we’d booked the trip, Whether this was a deliberate move may be the subject of our next poll.
Despite the rain, the South Bank looks very razzy with lots of shops and restaurants. They even have the equivalent of the French Autumn Gourmand and every other eating establishment is a chocolate restaurant, we shall enjoy exploring
Off to Australia Zoo tomorrow to fulfil one of Matthew’s dreams