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Cooling off in Cairns

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

It’s really summer here now. Hot and humid! Maria and I went for our usual early morning swim at Yorkeys Knob this morning, but as the day went on, we felt the need for a serious cooling down. And the locals know that the best place around town for a safe, refreshing swim in summer is Crystal Cascades. Just a short drive out of Cairns, Crystal cascades is a favourite with locals and visiting families. You don’t need to worry about crocs or stingers, and the water is cool all year round, unlike the average backyard swimming pool, which can be like a bowl of soup by mid-afternoon during the summer.

Maria enjoying a refreshing waterfall slide at Crystal cascades, just outside Cairns. 

Steve sliding down a waterfall at Crystal Cascades, near Redlynch on the edge of Cairns.

I must run. Maria is preparing lunch, and then we’re off to the local bowls club to continue the cooling off process with generous amounts of icy cold beer. Ah, summer in the tropics!!!