After the most horrendous, sleepless and delayed 43 hour journey I finally arrived in Cairns at 7am on Tuesday morning and made it to my hotel. Too excited to sleep I had a quick 4 hour nap and got up an explored, and that is pretty much all I have done with my time here! I haven’t done much because a) I am by myself which limits you! And b) I will get days off once a week to come here and I am also staying for another few days after my project with Luke.
The hotel I’m staying in was the last room they had left and had no window, so I have been trying to stay outside as much as I can! Below is a picture of the lagoon, a public swimming area (with free wifi!) The sun sets very early here as it is winter which feels strange.
It is now Thursday evening here and I’m just chilling waiting for tomorrow to come. I start my project tomorrow at 11am at the CVA offices in Cairns. I still don’t yet know what I will be doing as they only let you know upon arrival! It could be anything from tree planting to monitoring wildlife. I have been told I could be staying in anything from a hostel or shearers quarters to a tent, so it should be interesting. I may get wifi, or I may not get it at all so I will do my best to write my blog once a week if I can.