We’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in tropical Far North Queensland.
Last Friday we flew up to Cairns (a 3-hour flight from Melbourne) and stayed at a little place called Trinity Beach, about 20kms north of the city. Sara booked us some fantastic beachfront accommodation, only a 2 minute walk from the handful of bars and restaurants.
We really liked Cairns, it’s very small and quiet in comparison to Melbourne. The weather was fantastic — it rarely drops below 30Â°C up there, even in the middle of winter. Property seems very cheap, too. It’d be a great place to live but, unfortunately, there’s really no I.T. work up there for me. Nonetheless it was a nice, relaxing break and made us want to explore other parts of Australia.
The only downside to the holiday was me picking up an ear infection. I occasionally suffer from “swimmer’s ear” but this time it just wouldn’t go away. I went to see a doctor and managed to fly home, albeit in a lot of pain, but I’m virtually deaf at the moment, dosed up with ear drops, anti-biotics and painkillers. %-(