First day in Cairns and we went for a walk down near the sea and watched some of the boats coming in from The Barrier Reef.
Second day in we took the scenic railway up into the mountains. This needed an early start outside Cairns’ railway station. We all managed to resist the temptation to pull the emergency cord.
In Kuranda we took on more leathery skin and some of us tried to resist the temptation to buy a leather hat. We then managed to find ourselves a good lunch in a place called Frogs.
In order to get back home we had to take a cable-car over the rain forest. There were times we loomed two or three hundred feet off the ground. The kids talked on our likelihood of survival if we were to fall and I kept to the back of my mind all thoughts of Where Eagles Dare.