25 Jan 2016

Heading Down Under - Aussie Land by valeriepeltier

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With our time being up in Cairns we said our goodbyes to our Australian friends at Sunland Leisure Park and we made our way downtown to central station to catch our bus. An early but quick and efficient pack up we were on our way in no time.
As soon as the bus began to roll out of the bay, a movie on the screens began to play. The name of the movie was Red Dog an Australian made film about a hitchhiking dog that travelled to find an owner, a bus driver shuttling workers in a northern Australia. It kept me occupied and passes the time, because for some reason I was wide awake this morning. Up and at it by 5:30 am watching the sky turn from dark purple and pink to bright blue.

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When we stepped off the bus, Geoff was there to greet us and welcome us to this small little beach town along the coast. Linked up through couch surfing, we headed back to his place out in the jungle excited to meet a local from the area. He gave us a tour of his house located next to a little resort just down a side road off the highway, and offered us a cup of tea. We sat outside on a handmade wooden bench made from the blown down trees from the last cyclone that passed through the town. We chatted for a few hours before we headed back into town so he could mend the shop for his daughter while we toured the expanse of beach and the local shops.
We played around by the water for some time wandering down the sandy beach making our way to a cafe shack for some lunch. We checked out the menu at Tuskers and decided to stay for a bite to eat. Both ordering the Forest forager (falafel) mine with spice and Lauren's without, we polished off the wraps in no time. It was delicious, and I didn't realize how hungry I was until it was placed in front of me.
Full, and warm we wandered back down a path following the beach making our way back to the new age shop that Geoff was tending to in order to make it back in time for closing up the shop for a lift back to his place. Along the way we briefly stopped here and there to examine the beached jellies.