Way oop north (down south)

Just arrived in tropical Queensland, Cairns to be precise. The home of most northern backpacker style antics, and recently the drunken antics of thousands of Aussie marines returning from the Gulf. Ostensibly this is the dry season of the year, but I’ve yet to experience anything but rain so my tan’s still as pale as ever. Ah well, start scuba diving in a few days so that will be a bit of a moot point anyway once I get underwater. Cairns does have the most amazingly huge outdoor pool called the lagoon, which is filled with water directly from the sea. It was also completely empty when I got to swim in it due to the crappy weather, which was wonderful.

In other exciting news the old family home is up for sale. Get it while it’s hot!

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