16:55.23S 14:46.91W Sunday 10th August Cairns Marlin Marina
It's been a busy week. Colin left the boat as planned to reenter real life
with Belinda. Thanks Colin. It's been good having you along and I'm sorry to
see you go.
Australian brother Duncan joined on Monday as crew to Darwin as did son Tom
currently on his own World tour by air (Colorado, Hawaii, Queensland).
Duncan was put to work fixing things on the boat and even seems to have
fixed the busted generator.
A night out on Wednesday in Cairns took us to that prestigious floodlit
sporting event - Cane Toad Racing. Only in Australia.
All of us went diving on the Great Barrier Reef yesterday. It was the first
time for Tom. He seems to like it. The water was cold though. Who would have
expected that in the Tropics? The weather here has taken a turn for the
worse and there are high winds forecast. That, combined with delays getting
stuff fixed, is holding us and everyone else up here in Cairns.
Today, Sunday, we took a drive north up the coast to Daintree National Park.
No kangaroos. No koalas. We came back through Port Douglas and Yorkeys Knob
and had a few XXXX's on the way.