Posts Tagged ‘Northern Beaches’

More of Cairns beautiful Northern Beaches

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

What a beautiful day! Blue skies, right temperature, good friends… It could have not been better. Again, we woke up very early. Although this time not because we wanted to but my parents called to check on us just before they went to bed. And considering the time difference and how late we go to bed in Spain, that was very early for us. And also, Steve had gone to bed only four hours before, he was so taken aback with the fact that we are making it to number one in some google searches, that he kept on finding more recurrences and emailing them to businesses in the area. Hopefully we will convince a few more of how worth it is it to be on board.

Anyway, we knew our friends Lachy and Nadege were having an early start as well and were planning to spend a day on the beach. So we decided to join them for a couple of hours. How cool it is to have a beach so close to where you live that you can go there to spend only some hours. This time we went up to ELLIS BEACH, in the NORTHERN BEACHES. Ellis is the farthest one but it is really worth a visit because it is also the least developed of them all. And it is true. Only a cafe accross the road, serving beautiful breakfasts, three or four barbecues (Australia wouldn’t be what it is without the barbies) and that’s about it. However, the beach was pretty busy with lots of groups being trained on life saving. So we got there, got our little spot under a shady tree and spend a couple of hours just relaxing, talking to our friends and getting a tan.

With our friends Lachy and Nadege and their little baby, and our new friends, Matt and Ness, at Ellis Beach, in Tropical North Queensland. Steve trying to get a tan way too quickly, in Ellis Beach, Tropical North Queensland.

Big Captain Cook, in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland.And Cairns couldn’t be left behind when it comes to BIG THINGS. They have their own Captain Cook statue, huge, as you can see in the photo. These Aussies like big things, don’t they? Right now, there’s some controversy as to whether Captain Cook should remain where he is or should be demolished or moved. Ok, I will start from the beginning. Captain Cook’s statue has been where it is, on the Captain Cook Highway, for over 40 odd years now. But the land where it sits is under new management and the new propietors don’t know what to do with it. The students of James Cook University would love to see it sit on their campus, but the university’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor is not so keen, as the university lies in the rainforest. Other people say it should be taken to COOKTOWN, although they already have a statue of their own. So I’m afraid the future of Captain Cook’s statue is a bit uncertain. To be honest with you, I think it looks fantastic where it is although it badly needs some painting.

Probably you are all wondering at the dimensions of the statue. Rumour has it that it was never meant to be so big, instead it was supposed to be built to sit on a public bar. But someone got confussed between imperial and metric measurements and the statue acquired its present dimensions. Fantasy or reality? Who knows but it is a fun story to tell.

Maria’s new Aussie hat makes its debut!

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Another beautiful day in paradise and we are right in the middle of winter. Just five minutes away from where we live we have got some magnificent beaches, as you can see in the photo. They are called the NORTHERN BEACHES, and this one where we came to have breakfast and read the paper is called HOLLOWAY’S BEACH. The photo was taken at 7.30am, but who wants to stay in bed in such a glorious Saturday morning?????? Well, in fact, I would have loved sleeping in a bit longer, but that’s another story. So we got up, got our gear ready and made it to the beach.

Beautiful Holloways Beach, in the Northern Beaches north of Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland.Maria posing with her new hat in Holloways Beach, in Tropical North Queensland.

I finally wore the hat Steve bought me a few days ago. Everybody, and when I say everybody I mean every single person in this part of the world, wears a hat. It is a very Aussie tradition and since I’m becoming an Aussie…

We’re still in the middle of our marketing campaign to let everybody know we are here. And we are not doing too bad at all. In fact, we are doing a very good job promoting CAIRNS and Tropical North Queensland to everybody. We still go down to the city centre every day to hand out our beautiful postcards. By they way, it seems like none of you is interested in having a postcard sent from Australia. They look beautiful in the picture and they are even more stunning “live”. Anybody??????

Double Island, Barron Falls, and a Northern Outback road. Three of the many faces of Tropical North Queensland.Wednesday and Thursday were great days for our business. We had lots of new people, even some companies we hadn’t contacted beforehand, ordering UPGRADED LISTINGS in our website. Also we have been crawling slowly on Google ranks and now CAIRNS UNLIMITED is within the first five websites in many specific searches. We are becoming popular very fast, although we are also working hard to get there. But it doesn’t seem so hard when you can wear THONGS all year round, does it?. Long gone are the days when I had to wear winter suits and high heel boots to go to work…

And last night we decided to celebrate it going out for dinner to a Mexican restaurant in Cairns. We checked our DINING page and our CAIRNS WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE before going out and we were tempted by some Mexican food. The food itself was amazing but the servings were a bit too small. In general, the restaurant was a bit overpriced. You don’t have to worry, the restaurant won’t make it to our dining page. Why? Because we are committed to our readers and if something is not good enough for ourselves, then it is not good enough for our readers. Fair dinkum! But following the Mexican night, we went for a drink to a Mexican bar, where there was a pre party to the Kuranda Roots, the new reggae festival in Tropical North Queensland. Are you curious about it? Read more in our KURANDA page and why don’t you make it to Kuranda for the next festival? Next one is in September, called Reggaetown. What are you waiting for? Drop us an email letting us know what you need for your next holiday in Tropical North Queenland, and pack your suitcase or backpack. We look forward to say G’day to you.

Anyway, tomorrow will be another day and we will come back to let you know what and how we are doing. Stay tuned!!!