Cairns (Day 1)   Leave a comment

Saturday 17 August, 2013

We all had to be up early this morning as we had a 10:30 flight to catch from Sydney airport. Obviously we had Ciara to sort out, but even she got her skates on and after a quick breakfast we was on our way in Lawrence’s car to the airport. We had already checked via the internet, so it was a simple case of dropping the cases off at the desk and going through security to catch the flight. We had a coffee in the departure lounge and purchased some Subway sandwiches to eat during the three hour flight to Cairns on board JetStar airlines.

The flight itself was uneventful and we landed at Cairns airport in mid-afternoon to glorious weather. We retrieved the bags and picked up the hire car without any problems and were soon on our way to Palm Cove, which is situated to the north of Cairns, which will be our base for the next four days. After we booked into the Saraji hotel, which is located on the Esplanade along the beach front, we decided to take a walk along the beach in order to get our bearings.

We had a couple of drinks at the Rising Sun Bar & Bistro, which is attached to the hotel, before returning to the room to freshen up and going out for dinner. We decided to turn left out of the hotel and walked along the esplanade pass several decent looking restaurants, all of which were vetoed by Ciara as she didn’t fancy the look of some of the food. Finally at the last eatery at the end of the beach, we had to make a decision to go in and eat, as A Gail and I didn’t fancy walking all the way back down the beach looking for another place and B the time was getting late and it looked as though some of the places were about to close for the evening. After a long day, it was decided that we should retire to bed after dinner.


Posted August 17, 2013 by yermandownunder in Observations, Out and about, Travels

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