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The Road Ahead
Finally, I have a plan now, and most of the remainder of the trip is booked up. All I have to do is stick to my plan. It is nice to have things finalised, and now I can look forward to Perth, the first place on my list.
I have managed to fit Perth in after all. It was looking for all the world that I would not be able to make it there, but I have managed to juggle everything about enough to be able to see Perth. I am glad, as this is one of the places I wanted to see most of all before coming to Australia.
I leave Cairns on the 18th August to fly to Perth. Here I will stay for about 9 days before flying up to Darwin. I will take the Ghan train all the way down to Adelaide, passing through Alice Springs where I will stay and experience a 3 day tour of Uluru.
Once in Adelaide, it’s straight over to Sydney where I will meet a good friend of mine, and where I will spend my last days in OZ. Mid September I fly back to England. I can’t say I am excited about this at the moment, especially as the whole country seems to be rioting currently. I may be exaggerating a little, but it doesn’t seem like a good time to be returning to my homeland. I can’t wait to see my family again though. And I miss football. I haven’t seen a decent game of football for months. Sorry Aussies, Australian football just doesn’t cut it for me.
So, I have a few days left in Cairns to relax, work on my tan, and to do one or two little tours. I am planning a hike into the rainforest tomorrow, and I have been to Kuranda on the Skyrail, and returned on the Scenic Railway. A nice day out, if a little disappointing. The Kuranda markets were a let down, but the place itself is nice. I have also spent a day on the Great Barrier Reef on board the Passions boat. Here I snorkelled a couple of times with my friend, Katie. It was a lovely, hot day, and a very enjoyable day indeed. I am glad to have finally seen the reef. We wanted to see whales and turtles, but sadly, this time we were unlucky. We did see plenty of colourful fish though, so I am pleased with this.
After 7 months down under, I am almost entering my final month. It certainly has gone very quickly, but I know I have a lifetime of memories embedded in my brain now, with room for a few more. Bring on Perth as I am itching to travel again.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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