Day 1: Cairns, Australia
Three different kinds of palm trees are in view outside. The breeze is blowing through an open window and the temperature at a perfect 79 degrees. (It’s listed at 26 because the Aussies use Celsius.) A bird has squawked a few times making us feel that we are really in the tropics, even if the humidity is low.
The lodge we’re in sits partway up the hill, where we can see over some of the tree tops. Off in the distance are some smallish mountains, or fairly large hills, depending on your perspective. There is something about Pacific mountains that has always drawn me, and these are no different. I am just surprised to find them on the Australian mainland.
Debbie and I arrived this morning, after 24 hours of travel. We chose to stop here to work through jet lag and get some rest. I’m glad we did. We’ll be here for a few days.