Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's windy in tropical Queensland..

... but at least it's warm and it's not raining.

Safe arrival in Cairns on Tuesday afternoon and moved into a delightful 3 bedroom apartment at Yorky's Knob - just north of Cairns central. It's a stone's throw from the beach and has every facility you could ever want. The owner even left the fridge and pantry full and a pasta meal prepared for our first night. Very thoughtful - and delicious.

Yesterday was a quiet, slow-paced day where we got our bearings and made some bookings for future activities. Last night we dined at the Yorkey's Knob Boating Club, right on the water, with another friend from Wollongong who is up here doing some volunteer dental work at an aboriginal health centre for 2 weeks.

My friends have gone off on a boat to the Great Barrier Reef today, while I stay around home and the beach and rest. On Saturday we are booked to go hot air ballooning - taking off from Mareeba on the tablelands and landing somewhere on the coast - wherever the wind takes us. We also have plans to go to Port Douglas and points between here and there as well as up to Kuranda by scenic railway and return by skyrail. Now you know why I'm resting today :)

And yesterday, the oncologist phoned to tell me that he had discussed my case with the radiotherapist. I will definitely need to have radiotherapy treatment - no more details. I have an appointment to see the radiotherapist mid-August, so am putting it out of my mind until then.

I spent some time at the beach this morning, but didn't swim. The water is not the tropical blue I expected as it has been raining for the past few days. It's a yukky brown - not very inviting.

OK. Time for lunch, some reading and my 'nanna nap'

Terrie 1.15pm Thursday


Carolynne Pincombe said...

Wow Terrie, enjoy the hot air ballooning, Yorkeys Knob sounds fascinating.

Enjoy the sunshine and sand and keep up the blog info. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Luv to Roz and Carol. Cheers and more fun Carol xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Terrie, Kevin & I stayed 3 nights At Yorkeys Knob in June and loved it. The wind had just ceased and the water cleared after the 3rd day and we had a beautiful swim there. Take care and enjoy you time there. Love Helen

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