;) Now back to the re-cap:
After my day of rest and Doug's day of SCUBA, we were ready for another adventure. This time, we headed for the Cairns Zoo to have "Brecky with a Koala". (This is where I got the Belgian waffle. Doug got eggs and toast or something similarly boring.)
|It's so FLUFFY!!|
|I almost tripped over this guy.|
The zoo had lots of super cool animals. For example, the Red Panda. Also known as the "Fire Fox". This was the first "panda" discovered but it's fame has been overshadowed by the discovery of the "Great Panda".
|Donating money to wildlife preservation|
|Madagascar Ring-Tailed Lemur|
|Yay! I'm eating a STICK!|
|Kangaroos are kinda gross.|
|Because we could!|
|Sweet little sleeping baby koala|
|Even sweeter little sleeping baby koala|
If you want to go to the beach, you have to go up north a bit. So we went while we were in the neighborhood. The beaches were BEAUTIFUL. BUT--it's still "stinger" season so the only place you can swim is where they've sectioned off an area in the water and surrounded it with nets to keep the jelly fish out. So that's where we swam. With every other person in town. But the water was warm (hopefully not from all the kids nearby) and beautiful and the sand was pretty and we had a great afternoon playing in the water with Gray-Gray. (And speaking of sand, we got some more to add to our collection.)
Did you know...?
They use dollars instead of pounds here? But all of their coins have Queen Elizabeth on them.
In Japan, people say "hi" a lot to respond to anything you may say. Here they say "no wahrees!" (no worries.)
Like Japan, the national policy is to NOT TIP! Doug luuuuuuuuuuvs this. He HATES tipping! (I was a waitress once. Only for a month, but I still leave big tips.)
Diapers = nappies
Stroller = pram
Pacifier = dummy
Lolly = candy? I have no idea what kind, but I don't think it means sucker.
French fries = chips
Chips = chippies
Ketchup = tomato sauce
Wood = timber (timbah)
Swimsuit = swimmies