November 18, 2014
CAIRNS! I still love this town more than ever. After leaving the farm with a sour taste in my mouth this was just what I needed to get me back in my rhythm. It’s been a great 5 days back in civilization. My Aussie Mum (Ezzy) is putting me up so the financial burden of an accommodation is at bay and I can sit still for a minute and plan the epic journey ahead down the coast. Cairns has treated me great, not only have I been able to kick it with Ezzy each day, I was sitting in her shop yesterday and a guy came in asking her if she knew anyone looking for work. She pointed him in my direction and today he picked me up and I helped him move from one house to another. Super crazy cool guy, covered in tats and a fun person to spend the day with. He gave me few beers throughout the day (key to my heart) and asked me if I could help out again tomorrow. Boom. Extra cash and fun experiences.. Then.. The best part happened.. He asked me if I wanted to join him and his brother next Monday on their boat to go deep sea fishing on the Great Barrier Reef!!! YES! I’ve never been deep sea fishing and now I have been given my chance! I’m ecstatic. Also, Ezzy is gonna see if she can land me a food/beverage gig on Friday. So I’ll be able to hopefully rack in an extra $500.00 before I leave, fingers crossed. Since the farm gig ended early I need it for all I want to do.. Then next Tuesday, it’s time to leave Cairns. I really don’t want to because I love this place. But.. Time is ticking and I still have the Whitsunday Islands, Frasier Island, Byron Bay, SYDNEY & MELBOURNE to see just to make a handful! Life. Doesn’t. Suck. That’s for sure. Last night I went out with the Grateful Dead playing in my ears and took tons of night shots throughout the city. Before I knew it, 2.5 hours had passed. Here’s one below of the public pool next to the boardwalk which is next to the ocean! The ocean is right off the ledge on the left. Cairns is epic and I’m about to have another photo session after this post. Wishing everyone well from Cairns, Queensland, Australia!