Lucinda to Cairns
10.07.2014 - 10.07.2014 26 °C
Peg and Charlie jammed themselves, three boys and their packs into Charlie's Prius for the trip back to Townsville to catch their respective planes home.
John and I packed ourselves into the Subaru and drove up to Cairns. We went back past Cardwell, and took a detour via Mission Beach past many Cassowary warning signs but alas no actual Cassowaries. We had pie and pastie for lunch at Babinda. Geoff (my 2nd cousin) had recommended Rydges in Cairns, but instead we took the recommendation of the pie shop lady to stay at the Holiday Inn. Possibly we took the wrong advice as, among other things, the direction sign when we got out of the lift gave ranges of room numbers which did not include our room on the same floor and even the girl from reception was flummoxed.
We caught up with my second cousins Helen and Geoff over an Italian dinner at Little Ricardos a few blocks from the hotel. Sadly we missed out on seeing my Dad's cousin Sheila who died just a few weeks ago.