Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cairns

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009


Finally we unpack! We are staying in a hotel with typical Queensland architecture from the 1880’s.  Here is a picture.  The mountains are a surprise I didn’t realize they were so close to the shore.
This is a typical resort beach town that reminds me of Ocean Boardwalk towns in Maine from the 70’s.  There are gas BBQ burners on the beach for the tourists to use, so you can buy your own meat and cook right on the beach without all the hibachi stuff.  Some tourists from Australia shared their fries with us.  People seem really friendly.
We’ve booked a trip to the rainforest for tomorrow.