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Sailng on Windwanderer.
8th Jul 2014
Tuesday 8th July 2014

Tuesday 8th July 2014

Well we have just left Cairns, and are on our way to low isles, it's about 8nm from Port Douglas.
We have had quite a busy time here, well kinda anyway.

On Saturday we went ashore to have a bit of a look around, it's a very up market Marina and area, with a lot of multi million dollar boats around, one in particular is Golden Shadow, we met this boat when we were leaving New Caledonia, it's a huge research vessel owned by a Sultan of some Arab country, who has poured a lot of money into saving the oceans of the world, we have found out a lot about the boat,  it's a massive boat with at least five boats as deck cargo and it's nothing to have at least 28 crew plus scientist and Researchers, I sure would love to have a look onboard, it just looks so classy.

Cairns is like the new upmarket Surfers Paradise, and man do they have it all, from every tourist thing you can think of, even jet ski croc spotting, yeah I'm not sure how many takers they have on that one.

Near the marina they have all the posh shops, you can buy almost any designer Brand label you want, as you walk on a bit it comes back down to the real world, with still every store you can think of, of cause it has all the cheap little Chinese shops as well.
We hunted down a Woolworths and got some much needed groceries, as we were pushing the trolly back to the marina, many blocks I might add, the area is so spaced out its a bit of a hike to get anywhere.
We were walking through the park and came across a band playing, they are called Get Off Your Couch, they were going for a world record of Ukulele playing and there were hundreds and hundreds of people in the audience all playing a Ukulele it was quite something to see.
 
We evenly had to keep going and finally made it back to the dingy load everything in and back out to the boat.

We both had a bad night sleep that night why? We have no idea but ended up spending a good chunk of the next day just taking it easy, although I did catch two nice fish that we had for dinner that night, not overly big but nice ones, maybe my luck might be coming back again in the fishing scene.

On Monday we decided to go ashore again, this time we were hunting for a Marine shop and a Dan Murphy's, as our Red Wine and Rum stores were looking grim.
We did a bit of research and with the help of a map we decided it's was only around 4klm to Dan Murphy's and the Marine shop was on the way,  we decided we would walk there and catch a taxi back.

Why we ever think it's a good idea to walk is way beyond me, man we decided or The Captain decided to go a different way, to the way on the map, I was getting very concerned about this as I had it all worked out, but no as per usual we got side tracked and ended up in a huge shopping centre, I think we actually walked a few kilometres just in the shopping centre itself, than The Captain wanted to find a music shop, so a few more k's to there than finally we get to the Marine shop, by this time I was had it, and was so warn out, I have no idea how many kilometres we had walked but it was way over 6kms that's for sure, we ended up getting a taxi to Dan Murphy's thank god as that was another 5kms away, got our much needed liquor supply topped up and taxied it back to the Marina, load it all into the dingy 11 boxes and all and headed back to the boat only to have to find a place for it all.

So two very tired cruisers had a quiet and early night.

Well tomorrow us anther day.



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One very large Ukulele

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One very large Couch.

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If you zoom in you will see the croc sign.

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A walk in the park.

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Cairns.

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