|Sunset on our final evening in East Melbourne|
We arrived at around 8 in the morning, hours and hours and hours before we could check in to Reef Palms (which is a budget motel close to the airport, made up of studio apartments; ours would comfortably sleep 5). Lindsey has hired a car, so we headed north to Palm Cove for a stroll and a small spot of breakfast:
Then we pootled on up to Port Douglas for another stroll before returning to Cairns for lunch. And then it was *finally* time for us to check in to our room!! It was a very early start, it must be said (I am not normally up and rushing about at 4 in the morning, and in Queensland it was only 3!) but it did give us a full day to play when we got here.
I don't think that there was a pub night in Melbourne this week. But there was in Cairns. A pub night combined with (yet another) steak night. Last time we were here we ate in a nearby, not very exciting "English" pub. Leafing through the Visitor Information in the apartment, I discovered that there is another pub even more nearby, and it does really quite nice food. Lindsey and I had steak. The Builder had a fish platter so substantial that it defeated him. I would be worried, but he had had three quite large meals in the space of 9 or 10 hours!