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👍Thank You for The Daily Rich @richwmn and to Roy @rafinmd for both the Care and Celebration Lists.😊

I know if we could go back to Australia, we'd jump at the chance....been to Cairns both by 🚢 and ✈.Last time we picked up a car and drove to sites..1st time driving a 🚘 on the 'other' side.😯🤓

🙏Prayers for all in need and stay safe!😷

Katie

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4 minutes ago, garlictown said:

👍Thank You for The Daily Rich @richwmn and to Roy @rafinmd for both the Care and Celebration Lists.😊

I know if we could go back to Australia, we'd jump at the chance....been to Cairns both by 🚢 and ✈.Last time we picked up a car and drove to sites..1st time driving a 🚘 on the 'other' side.😯🤓

🙏Prayers for all in need and stay safe!😷

Katie

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Thank you for this map! It’s always easier for me to visualize locations if I’ve been there and sadly, I have not been to Australia.  Now I can see where Cairns is in relation to the other wonderful places people talk about. 
 

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This is the interior of a rail car on the Kuranda railway.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLiPipigKlJQ9kUNTkzk5Gi?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563290

 

And here is the outside of the train...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLBMYCMqcXa_OyYON6zMwIJ?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605549

 

Our first stop was at Barron Falls...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJghe8oz64dMK3-DW8pgLps?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563313

 

But due to little rainfall beforehand the falls were pretty sparse...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJxjIkncD1tsLRQTQQekAEj?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605542

 

But we all enjoyed the stop anyway...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJhwLfnQhlJof7ybHNQTurM?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605548

 

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Unfortunately, this was my view from my appointed seat in the railcar...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJ9pNM68bB0qK2pZD39xOW6?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563341

 

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At this point I'd had enough of being inside so I stepped between the two rail cars to take photos out the left and right side.  You had to be very careful though.  This is the view at my feet.  The metal plates can rotate a little so you had to keep your feet out of the way.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVI-uBcFYEY5XCSIJtWdmj3q?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563581

 

The view out the right side...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKVDuuOz-hjeluLYkQvEioM?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563446

 

Sometimes all I had to see were trees, but other times I saw things like this...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKjl7PGLHhnUJBwJKRB4DmH?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563496

 

Or this on my right...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLfJ8HJN8KVujOIPAaWsRwS?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563498

 

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Eventually on the flat land...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLDcC1GWzCFvzjiJ02aKY3_?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563611

 

At the end we stopped at Freshwater Station, where we got off.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVIGFa-48eSLg8GxotR1IxLP?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563683

 

Back on the bus for our ride back to the ship.  It was a fun day and I'm glad I went.  These days DH doesn't go on every tour with me as he prefers to relax on the ship.  It works for us to split up for a few hours so I can see what's around our ports of call.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, StLouisCruisers said:

This is the interior of a rail car on the Kuranda railway.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLiPipigKlJQ9kUNTkzk5Gi?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563290

 

And here is the outside of the train...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLBMYCMqcXa_OyYON6zMwIJ?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605549

 

Our first stop was at Barron Falls...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJghe8oz64dMK3-DW8pgLps?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563313

 

But due to little rainfall beforehand the falls were pretty sparse...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJxjIkncD1tsLRQTQQekAEj?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605542

 

But we all enjoyed the stop anyway...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJhwLfnQhlJof7ybHNQTurM?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513605548

 

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Unfortunately, this was my view from my appointed seat in the railcar...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJ9pNM68bB0qK2pZD39xOW6?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563341

 

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At this point I'd had enough of being inside so I stepped between the two rail cars to take photos out the left and right side.  You had to be very careful though.  This is the view at my feet.  The metal plates can rotate a little so you had to keep your feet out of the way.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVI-uBcFYEY5XCSIJtWdmj3q?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563581

 

The view out the right side...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKVDuuOz-hjeluLYkQvEioM?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563446

 

Sometimes all I had to see were trees, but other times I saw things like this...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKjl7PGLHhnUJBwJKRB4DmH?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563496

 

Or this on my right...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLfJ8HJN8KVujOIPAaWsRwS?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563498

 

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Eventually on the flat land...00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLDcC1GWzCFvzjiJ02aKY3_?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563611

 

At the end we stopped at Freshwater Station, where we got off.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVIGFa-48eSLg8GxotR1IxLP?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563683

 

Back on the bus for our ride back to the ship.  It was a fun day and I'm glad I went.  These days DH doesn't go on every tour with me as he prefers to relax on the ship.  It works for us to split up for a few hours so I can see what's around our ports of call.

 

 

Thanks for the photos of the Kuranda railway and village. We  had booked that independently when we were there. When we arrived at the office, we  were  told the train was not running and we would go by bus. We declined because we so enjoy the scenic train rides. So, we just spent the very hot day strolling around town. Loved the open lovely pool!

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5 minutes ago, cunnorl said:

@StLouisCruisers Thank You so much for the wonderful pictures! We are researching our trip for 2022 and it is so helpful to see pictures.  

 

Charlene

 

You're welcome.  Planning a cruise used to be such a normal activity.  I'm very much out of practice due to all the cancellations we've had.  I wonder if my CC friends are still in business with the cruise ships not coming to visit?  Maybe I should try to check in with them and see what's up.  I hope your cruise is a go!!

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6 minutes ago, tjcox9 said:

Thanks for the photos of the Kuranda railway and village. We  had booked that independently when we were there. When we arrived at the office, we  were  told the train was not running and we would go by bus. We declined because we so enjoy the scenic train rides. So, we just spent the very hot day strolling around town. Loved the open lovely pool!

 

Yes, the train ride is much more fun than a bus ride.  That is if you can get up and take photos like I did.  Only the people on the "port" side at the window had good views.  Here is the ticket they gave me, indicating seat 10, not the window seat.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJ33WeT-R-rDRcKbl3qn8fX?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563279

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Good morning all! (Let’s see if this posts this morning?!?)

 

Thanks to all of you who keep this Daily going. I love celebrating with you all, as well as commiserating when health problems, big disappointments and little annoyances slam us. So I’m starting this post off with 🙏. And I’ll raise a 🍷in celebration, but not for breakfast 😂.

 

I appreciate our local American Legion; they have a very nice hall they rent out to our community. I’ve attended quite a few events there. They serve drinks from their bar and while they don’t do Negronis, they do make a darn good Amaretto Sour for $2!

 

I collect rocks on every trip. I have glass bowls of them decorating just about every room. My favorite is a fairly large, flat, smooth one that my husband got me by wading out into the freezing cold water of Lake Superior when I saw it in the waves. True love. (DH not the rock 😉). 
 

My DS has what I call her “his, mine and ours” family. All boys, blended. 
 

Love the quote, didn’t realize it was from Cicero.  In fact it’s surprising how many quotes I know,  but misattribute them. It’s sort of like people quoting the Bible except it turns out to be something from Shakespeare!

 

Haven’t been to today’s destination. Bring on the pictures. 

 

DH fell on our patio and has a banged up knee and shoulder. Didn’t break anything, but bruised and feeling the pain. He had a 2 hour dental visit scheduled this morning which we cancelled, but couldn’t reschedule until the end of October. 
 

I was extremely lazy yesterday, which means I’m really way behind on my to-do list so off to my desk to hopefully accomplish a few things. 
 

Take care all.

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2 hours ago, cat shepard said:

I totally forgot to add these to my earlier post. These are pics of last night’s launch taken from my neighborhood. I wish I had gone to the Coast for this one. It was such a clear night. 749CA6A1-862D-40FC-81F7-CC8539F9D020.jpeg.32e11837537f6d009d15f791d57991d8.jpeg
 

 

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Wow!

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I’m not a regular poster, but am a regular reader of the Daily.

 

 I am heading to the airport for a flight to Italy where I will be boarding a Uniworld vessel for a cruise out of Venice.  This past week has been an adventure trying to determine EXACTLY what is needed to enter Italy and then to re-enter the US.  I’ve sent emails to Family and Friends letting them know about my trip.  I feel that the folks on the Daily are now among my circle of friends.

 

I will try to read the Daily while I am gone so I can continue prayers for all those who need them.  I doubt that I will find the time to post.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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According to my calendar, today is also Mexican Independence Day --

 

Sept. 16 marks the day when Catholic priest Miguel Hildago called for independence from Spain in the "Grito de Dolores" in 1810. Mexican Independence Day coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Good morning. Thank you for the Daily, the Lists and the Recipes.

 

A salute to the Legions. I don't collect rocks. I have been a step in a few ways. (Daughter, Sister, Mother and Grandmother)

 

Love the quote.

 

I would like the meal if that type of fish is available.

 

@rafinmd safe travels and have fun this weekend.

 

@StLouisCruisersthank you for sharing the pictures of your experiences. Our neighbors to the south use gator heads as decorations. Especially if they are fans of a certain college.

 

@cat shepardthank you for the beautiful pictures of the launch. I am originally from Central Florida and we can see the launches from my DMIL's house. Unfortunately, the last launch I attended at Cape Canaveral was the Challenger. 😢

 

🙏 and 🎉 for those on our lists.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, lcand1923 said:

I’m not a regular poster, but am a regular reader of the Daily.

 

 I am heading to the airport for a flight to Italy where I will be boarding a Uniworld vessel for a cruise out of Venice.  This past week has been an adventure trying to determine EXACTLY what is needed to enter Italy and then to re-enter the US.  I’ve sent emails to Family and Friends letting them know about my trip.  I feel that the folks on the Daily are now among my circle of friends.

 

I will try to read the Daily while I am gone so I can continue prayers for all those who need them.  I doubt that I will find the time to post.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Good luck on your trip.  I hope you enjoy it immensely.  We have family going on a Uniworld Milan to Venice cruise Oct. 8.  Not sure I'd be ready yet to cruise especially with all the tests and documentation needed.

 

Thanks for your prayers for everyone.  I'm sure those in need appreciate it!

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9 minutes ago, NextOne said:

According to my calendar, today is also Mexican Independence Day --

 

Sept. 16 marks the day when Catholic priest Miguel Hildago called for independence from Spain in the "Grito de Dolores" in 1810. Mexican Independence Day coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

Now how could I have neglected the “Cry of Dolores”?   🇲🇽 Thanks 🙂 

 

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15 minutes ago, lcand1923 said:

I’m not a regular poster, but am a regular reader of the Daily.

 

 I am heading to the airport for a flight to Italy where I will be boarding a Uniworld vessel for a cruise out of Venice.  This past week has been an adventure trying to determine EXACTLY what is needed to enter Italy and then to re-enter the US.  I’ve sent emails to Family and Friends letting them know about my trip.  I feel that the folks on the Daily are now among my circle of friends.

 

I will try to read the Daily while I am gone so I can continue prayers for all those who need them.  I doubt that I will find the time to post.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Safe travels and good luck with the hoops you have to go through!  Hope you have a great cruise 🚢 

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19 minutes ago, lcand1923 said:

I’m not a regular poster, but am a regular reader of the Daily.

 

 I am heading to the airport for a flight to Italy where I will be boarding a Uniworld vessel for a cruise out of Venice.  This past week has been an adventure trying to determine EXACTLY what is needed to enter Italy and then to re-enter the US.  I’ve sent emails to Family and Friends letting them know about my trip.  I feel that the folks on the Daily are now among my circle of friends.

 

I will try to read the Daily while I am gone so I can continue prayers for all those who need them.  I doubt that I will find the time to post.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Have a wonderful and safe trip!

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58 minutes ago, StLouisCruisers said:

 

Yes, the train ride is much more fun than a bus ride.  That is if you can get up and take photos like I did.  Only the people on the "port" side at the window had good views.  Here is the ticket they gave me, indicating seat 10, not the window seat.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJ33WeT-R-rDRcKbl3qn8fX?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1513563279

As I recall, we had booked whatever they called their "first" class ticket. I  think it was our anniversary............so long ago.

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Good morning from sunny central Texas.  I'm a little late today, but earlier than I've been the last couple of days.  I needed a few things from the store and wanted to go when it was not crowded.

 

I'll salute the American legion.  We don't collect rocks, but still have some from when we were polishing rocks with the DDs many, many years ago.  Both DH and I had stepmothers, but we were already married when our father's remarried after the deaths of our mothers.  Our stepmothers were the only grandmothers the DDs knew.  We were very lucky since our stepmothers were wonderful, especially to our fathers.

 

Love the Cicero quoate.

 

Will pass on the meal and the drink.  I would like to try the wine, but it might be drier than I like, but at least it is not a sweet Riesling.

 

@kazu  Hope Jose is feeling better today.  Glad your BFF's DH is making good progress, and that all goes well with the visit to the surgeon.

@cat shepard  Ann, great progress on the pt.  👋👍  Thank you for the great pictures of the launch.

@mamaofami  Carol, hope Sam gets out of the hospital and has a short stay in rehab.  Good luck with your toe.

@StLouisCruisers  Thank you for the picrures.

@rafinmd  Safe travels Roy, and have a great weekend.

@lcand1923  Safe travels and enjoy your cruise.

 

We were in Cairns once in 2002 on the APEC cruise on the Volendam.  As per our usual habit, we rented a car.  We drove north to Kuranda and then further north to Port Douglas.  Many of my pictures are of the rainforest and streams, but there are a few from each stop, plus a few of Cairns.  Most of the ones of Cairns were taken from the ship.

 

These are from our drive to Kuranda through the rainforest.  Barron Falls was also dry in 2002, so they must not have had much rain then either.

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Kuranda

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A couple of the older train engines

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The only picture from Port Douglas is overlooking Four Mile Beach, but it is a nice town.

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Cairns as we drove back to the ship with Volendam in the background of the last one

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Cairns from the ship

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The sun setting over the western mountains

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The sailway down the channel to the ocean was interesting.  We were about a quarter mile down the channel, when Captain Peter Harris got a call from Medical that a passenger needed to go to the hopital.  The ship backed down the channel to the dock.  Captain Harris told us later that it was easier and quicker to back the ship up than to turn it around.

 

Lenda

 

 

 

 

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Good Morning. Thanks for the daily and the lists.

My thoughts today are with our friend, @irishjim. He had successful surgery for his skin cancer but now has to deal with some difficult effects. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

I would probably pass on today's meal suggestion but DW would love it.

Stay safe everyone.

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Hi everyone!

 

Today started with good news as overnight we received an email from HAL to say that we have been given a boarding time for our October 6th cruise.  Group B, 1.20pm. We are happy with that and if it changes to a later time, guess which boarding pass will be produced at check in? 😇

Time to head up to the attic and retrieve the emotional baggage from its hideaway of the last 20 months.

We also got rid of DW's little run around car.  It was 15 years old but only had 80,000kms (50,000mls) on it.  We have decided that running two cars is unnecessary and wasteful, so we waved goodbye to her little Terios. 

DW is suffering side effects from her zoledronic acid infusion.  Chills and a temperature with bone pain.  Hopefully it will ease in the next 24 hours.

 

Thanks for today's Daily.  and positive thoughts for all in need.  

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@Quartzsite Cruiserthank you for your photos and discussion.  Amazing how these Captains can back a huge ship up a channel, while I inch backwards in the car with a back up camera to help.  😁

 

You mentioned Port Douglas being nearby to Cairns.  We actually stopped in Port Douglas on a 2013 Australia cruise on Diamond Princess.  As I recall we got off the ship and walked a little way through town then over to Four Mile Beach.  PD was not nearly the size of Cairns.  It was a gloomy day so the beach didn't look very inviting.  00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLm1QNIDdCsduk_2PbPbbSS?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1388704208

 

 

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18 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

Hi everyone!

 

Today started with good news as overnight we received an email from HAL to say that we have been given a boarding time for our October 6th cruise.  Group B, 1.20pm. We are happy with that and if it changes to a later time, guess which boarding pass will be produced at check in? 😇

Time to head up to the attic and retrieve the emotional baggage from its hideaway of the last 20 months.

We also got rid of DW's little run around car.  It was 15 years old but only had 80,000kms (50,000mls) on it.  We have decided that running two cars is unnecessary and wasteful, so we waved goodbye to her little Terios. 

DW is suffering side effects from her zoledronic acid infusion.  Chills and a temperature with bone pain.  Hopefully it will ease in the next 24 hours.

 

Thanks for today's Daily.  and positive thoughts for all in need.  

 

I'm sorry your wife is feeling poorly today.  I too hope the pain will ease soon.  Also, I hope your cruise getaway that's coming up will help her forget about the latest side effects from her infusion.🚢

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Good morning, Dailyites!  Thank you to everyone, and for the Care and Celebrations lists, the food and drinks, and all the pictures to bring back memories.

 

We went to Australia in 2010 to visit Pat's sister and family in Perth, then we did a little wandering and visited  3 sets of friends in eastern Australia.  We went to Cairns and Port Douglas on our own, we flew there from Perth, and then took the train back to Brisbane and Sydney.   We did the first class train to Kuranda, it was amazing, there was only one other passenger in the car and the conductor plied us with food and drink.  Comfortable swivel chairs.   So I will post some pictures of that - most of my others are repeats of the previous.  We also visited the bird place in Kuranda, you could buy little bags of goodies for the birds, with cookies, corn, seeds etc., in the bag, and the birds knew exactly which bit they wanted, they would put their heads in and take out what they wanted (the cookies went first).  Also we visited an alligator (croc?) and koala place.

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Cairns itself, I remember, we really enjoyed our few days there - so much I didn't take any pictures!  I remember the huge fruit bats used to come in to roost in the trees, and the citizens were talking about cutting the trees down as they didn't like the mess.  I thought the bats were amazing.

 

We also went to Port Douglas and took a boat out to see the reef.

 

 

 

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Good evening everyone.

Thank you for today's daily and care reports.

It has been a lovely sunny day 77°F.

Interesting days and quote.

Never been to today's port so looking forward to seeing photos.

Not sure of the food and drink but this was dinner last night and lunch today.

Prayers 🙏 to everyone on the care list.

Take care.

Graham.

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