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The Road Ahead

15 August 2011 6 Comments

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.

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  • Scott said:

    Hi Dan,

    It sounds like you are entering another exciting period to your trip. You’ve certainly packed in a lot, again.

    Can’t wait to see you.

    Enjoy the next few weeks!


  • dan said:

    Hello matey. Definitely looking forward to the coming weeks, and looking forward to catching up with you. Missed you bruv. See you soon.

  • Kirstin said:

    Can’t believe it’s finally time for you to leave Cairns! It’s been a long time coming but for some reason it feels so sudden! You must enter a new time zone in Perth? How many hours behind will you be now? So glad that you’ve managed to get over there, and very jealous – I can’t wait to visit Perth! Must say i’m a bit sad at the same time… just means it’s not long til you’re back in never-never land, aka the other side of the world… 🙁

  • Craig Stevens said:

    A nice looking plan Dan. Sorry you’re uncertain about the coming home. What may not be getting publicised so much abroad, after the riots, is how many people have volunteered their time, and given money, to help a lot of the victims, and help in clearing up the mess. The old British “blitz” spirit re-surfaced in some areas. So that was quite refreshing. It doesn’t solve the big problem though. I don’t think anybody really knows what the answer is.
    Come home and save us Dan !!!!


  • dan said:

    Im an extra 2 hours behind here, but it is a lovely place. It is cooler here, but when the sun is out is it very nice indeed. There is a huge beach here where everybody surfs and kite surfs, i love it! You should definitely come here one day. Im coming back to Sydney next month, so i wont be so far away then, but then yes, i will return to good old England. Just make sure to keep in touch eh!

  • dan said:

    I guess that’s something us Britts will never lose. It is only a proportion of people bringing the country down. The true Britts are the ones who care enough to make a difference. But, nonetheless, i am on my way back to restore order, nah nah nah!! xxx

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