Matrix over Scubaroo's Pillow Battle Posted by Jeffrey on November 07, 2003 in Cairns, Australia
Well my time in Cairns has now come to a close. I've spent a long time here, well not that long but long compared to the rest of my city stays. This week I rented a car with a couple Canadian kids I met, Simon and Matt, and an Israeli named Hanin. The pictures can be seen at Cape Trib Day Trib . Also, on Thursday night I went to see Matrix Revolutions with my friends Fred (from Germany) and Lee (Vancouver) and I loved it. It was a great time and I was so glad that I didn't have to miss the 3rd in the trilogy while travelling. On Friday morning was the opportunity I had been waiting for all weekend... I got picked up and taken to a dive boat to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef. I was so excited, I've never scuba-dived before. Anyway, we stopped at one point in the reef and we all got to snorkle for a bit before lunch... the reef was nice but after I while I began to get small bumps on my arms and such that looked like mosquito bites.
I got out of the water and they moved me to the stationary boat and looked after me for a bit. They weren't sure what the problem could be and sure enough, the spots went away after an hour or so.... meanwhile, I wasn't allowed back in the water and so I couldn't do anymore snorkling or do my one chance at scuba diving the barrier reef. I was so upset that I didn't get to do what I was so excited about... they weren't sure what the problem was, could have been an allergic reaction to sea lice in the warm tropical water but I don't know. When I came back to my hostel I didn't know how to get rid of my frustration... but "Frank" (Fred) helped by duelling me in a pillow battle... hahaha. Anyway, I catch a bus early early tomorrow morning to ... well heading to Alice Springs (its a3 day bus trip/tour) so I'm off again! I have put more photos into the Cairns album in the travel pictures section so check that out again. I'm not sure how much internetting I'll be able to do after this point (leaving the busy east coast) but hopefully I'll keep this up to day. Cheers mates.