Cairns 2016

Cairns – day 1

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On Thursday evening the girls and I eventually boarded a plane to Cairns. Hooray! (My husband has had to stay behind to work – fortunately he had a quick visit to Cairns a month or so ago so hopefully isn’t feeling too deprived).

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So it wasn’t long yesterday before the girls were both taking a dip in the Lagoon along the esplanade.

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To make this sewing related, I’ll point out that both girls were wearing bathers that I had made for them.

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This was followed by a walk along the pier, checking out the boats at the marina.

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But there was one in particular – my brother’s boat. Yes, we are not only escaping the Melbourne cold, but we are enjoying a stay with my brother and his wife. He is one of Australia’s top sports fishing captains.

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I’m extremely proud of my younger brother. He is so good at what he does. And what other essential ingredient is there of a Far North Queensland holiday?

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Ice creams – what else! So that was day one – refamiliarisation, as it is a long time since we’ve visited. We had a highly enjoyable evening at home with fish and chips for dinner, followed by a movie on DVD. A very relaxing start to our holiday. Today? Maybe a drive up to the Daintree….

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