Cairns – 27th May

Breakfast was cereal again plus some irresistible pastries with a pot of tea of course. After breakfast I walked over to the Tourist Information Office and booked my tour for the following day.

At 9am we had a short coach ride to Cairns station for a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. We travelled first class and were served morning tea on the way – with lots of food – feta and spinach parcels, a muffin, frozen mango and an Anzac biscuit! We were stuffed. It was a very scenic journey with views to the sea, a gorge and a couple of waterfalls. Here are some of my pictures.

The coach met us at the top and a short journey later and we were at the Reforestation Nature Park and it was time for lunch! As it was so close to the large morning tea I didn’t feel like eating much so a very light lunch of salad with cheese and grapes fitted the bill.

Then it was time for the amphibious World War II Army Duck to take us on a rain forest tour. It was difficult to get photos that were not blurry while we were aboard this vehicle.

And we saw a huge spider when we got out.

And a lovely flower!

We were then taken to the top of Kuranda and given time to walk down the Main Street doing a bit of shopping. I managed to find a beautiful shop that sold clothes my size and the woman in there was really helpful and found me three tops which looked great and I just had to buy!

Then it was time for the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway down the mountain! Now I don’t like heights so I travelled with a couple of guys who I knew would a distract me and not rock the cable car as a joke! Here are some of the views.

Fortunately, I made it down in one piece and calmed myself with some more retail therapy in the gift shop at the bottom! Back then onto the bus for the final time on the tour and back at the hotel by 5.
I dressed for dinner in one of my new tops. I lined my glasses of wine up again and sat with Lynn as she was leaving the following day. The steak was cooked to perfection and was beautiful and the chips it was perfect. The ladies had a bit of fun with the waiter which was hilarious fortunately he took it in his stride. We stayed chatting with Lynne for awhile until she said she needed to finish packing and then it was time to retire for the evening.

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