04/07/2017 A day in Cairns

A lazy day.  We had to take the bikes into a tyre shop as we both needed new front tyres.  They replaced them while we waited which was good.  Then we went for a walk.  We probably walked about 10km.  Its a hot and humid day here today, no rain.  Like Townsville there is an esplanade all along the coast.

The coast here is more of a muddy tidal flat-not very pretty, but even if the beach was lovely, there’s no swimming in the sea up here.  This is stinger and croc country so unless you are within a netted area and wearing a stinger suit you would be crazy to swim in the sea.  We have been adjacent to the Gt Barrier reef for a few days now, but here we are quite close to it.  We’ve seen boats and helicoptors going out there all day.  If we were here longer I guess we would go for a snorkel out there too-Stuart has done it before and said it was good.

There is a public swimming pool on the beach front here which was busy today-its a great facility.

We had lunch on a boat in the marina that was serving freshly caught seafood.  That was very nice, a platter of prawns and crayfish.

Here’s a few other pics of the city

Tomorrow we are riding out to the Tablelands, to Atherton.