We decided to get out of the city and spend the last of my parents days in Australia, 25 km up the coast at a small seaside town called Palm Cove.
Cairns northern beaches are known to be the living area of those who work in Cairns, a string of coastal communities, linked by the Captain Cook Highway. A little less hectic than what we where used to Palm Cove was probably a bit too quiet for the last days but we still managed to have a good few beers and that.
We did the cable car up to Karunda whilst we were there which has more camera-toting tourists than you can shake a didgeridoo at. Albeit a bit of a tourist trap its still a good place to go to get souvenirs of all kinds from opals to boomerangs to kangaroo testicle bottle openers. We got the railway back down the mountain and took the photo next to the waterfall.
We said farewell to the parents the next day and the brother the day after that. We had our ups and downs but on a whole I think we all got along pretty well. We headed back down to Cairns and started the long search for work.
As we have only a month left in Australia, we needed to find work as soon as possible and the money even sooner. However, our search didn’t take too long and our first call found us something. The Long Island Beach Resort was looking for people to work in the restaurant and bar and to start asap – result! We left Cairns the next day and drove back down the coast only stopping for about 10mins in the 9hr drive. We stopped off to advertise our van for sale (no roads on island), buy our sailor style deck shoes (which gives you an idea of the uniform) and to stock up before getting the boat back into the island.
Will update with a few photos of work asap.
Pics of van from Ad