Posts Tagged ‘Yungaburra’

Summer is back in the Tropical North

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Yes, summer is back!!! No because it has been real winter in our piece of paradise, usually the temperature doesn’t drop below 20ยบ, but it’s something in the air. After many weeks of getting up and sitting in front of the computers straight away, today we decided to go to the beach for a walk. It’s a wonderful day, sunny, warm and with a fabulous breeze. About time after the cloudy and rainy days we have had in the past weeks. It seems they are history now, so everybody, get ready to go to the Great Barrier Reef again. And don’t forget to rent one of our Digital Underwater Cameras We’re in the process of updating our stock, selling our old cameras (not one of the them is older than six months) and buying new ones. So if you are interested in buying one of the “oldies”, or renting one of the new ones, give us a call or drop us a line.

Well, I was talking about how much we enjoyed going back to the beach after so many weeks of hard work. We even had time to take a couple of pics to show you all that we’re still alive and kicking. And working on our tan for when we go to Spain on holidays at Christmas time. Looking forward to it already.

Last night we had a busy schedule. Apart from our normal delivery time, we met up with two of our Spanish clients: David and Yesenia. We organised their time in Australia, although they only had time to visit Cairns and the surrounds. They didn’t want to miss anything worth visiting, which is easier said than done. Tropical North Queensland is full of wonders, from the Reef to the Daintree Rainforest, from the Atherton Tablelands to the Queensland Outback. I think they were very happy with the way their trip had been organised, as they had time to go diving, visit Cape Tribulation, see crocodiles, cassowaries and other native animals in Cape Tribulation thanks to Mason’s Tours, make their way down to Mission Beach and Dunk Island and tour around the Tablelands, including Yungaburra, Malanda and Mareeba on their way back to Cairns.

And after saying goodbye to our new friends, we headed down to the Green Ant Cantina for a fantastic Mexican feed. Little by little we’re starting to have our favourite restaurants in Cairns, and in other areas of the region as well. It’s not an easy task, new restaurants open and close all the time and it’s pretty difficult to keep on top of things here in Cairns. We manage somehow.

Easter in Australia. The Crater Lakes.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

First of all, Happy Easter everyone!!!

We are enjoying a few quiet days in our little paradise, trying to mix work with some time exploring the area. And since the rain has given up a break, we decided it was time to go to the Crater Lakes, close to Yungaburra, in the Atherton Tablelands. We will never get tired of repeating how beautiful the Cairns Highlands are and how different from the coastal scenery and heat and humidity.

Lake Eacham, close to Yungaburra. Lake Barrine, in the Atherton Tablelands.

Both lakes are fabulous but if you want to have a swim, the only one where you can do it is Lake Eacham. There were lots of people enjoying their day out in the sun and many youngsters, and those not so young, were cooling off in the deep blue waters of the lake. At Lake Barrine swimming is not permitted but it is just as beautiful as its twin. Apart from the amazing scenery, we saw some native fauna as well, which we had the privilege to photograph.

The Ulysses Butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies in Australia. Little snake found near Lake Barrine.