our family have recovered from the bug that we all caught during our
farewell evening. We are both okay. As the bug prevented Mark from
taking us to the airport, Chris Mungovan stepped in at short notice -
Thank you very much Chris.
Heathrow to Singapore - 14 hours
flight. Stayed in South East Asia hotel in the centre of town for 2
nights. David bought a 256 MB memory card for for his camera for 30
Arriving at Singapore we were told that our luged Brisbane eary in the morning with 2 hours to catch the connection to Cairns. At Sgage
had been booked direct through to Cairns and all we had to do was to go
to the departure lunge. But, we saw our bags on the carousel and our
bikes on the side and had to check these through customs on exit. With
20 mins to go., a train-ride with our bikes to the domestic terminal
got us to the check in where they informed us that the bikes had to be
boxed. They took them anyway. However, they were not on our flight and
at Cairns we had to wait another 2 hours for them to arrive. They were
in nice new boxes which we immediately discarded to set up for the
short ride into town.
hot in Cairns. Basic hostel accomodation, but we had our own room. Went
snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. This was an all day boat trip
with on board food and drink and cost 25 pounds each.
That will do for now. More to come.
Dave and Joan