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Water, Water Everywhere

Saturday 19th September 2015

sunny 28 °C

We decided to have a relaxing day in the resort, a chance to just chill out and go swimming. Rather than rushing off to breakfast we went a little later than usual and then made our way to the smaller heated swimming pool. The temperature was lovely and we just swam and laid on the sun beds for a couple of hours.

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We then went back to our bungalow and relaxed some more, I read my book for a while and updated my blog. We didn't want much lunch as we had eaten quite a big breakfast and so we had a light snack. By about 3pm when we knew it would be a little cooler, we went down to the beach and had a swim.

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Being a weekend it was quite busy with lots of local families swimming in the sea and people walking their dogs. Despite it being used quite a bit, the sand seemed clean and free from litter. We probably stayed down there for an hour or so, before returning to have a quick swim in the second larger unheated pool (that should read 'I' as Nigel chickened out as it was quite cold).

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After showering and getting dressed for dinner we went up to the bar and had a cocktail and then watched the fruit bats coming home to roost. We had seen them the previous evening and it is quite a spectacle. They start just after sunset but before it gets completely dark and there must be tens if not hundreds of thousands of them.

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They make quite a noise as they start to fly over but this quietens down as the numbers build up. We weren't sure where they go as we didn't really see any of them in the tree tops although information about the hotel suggests they do settle down for the night nearby. Having watched them for a while we then returned to the restaurant for a delicious dinner of prawns, lamb (me) and beef (Nigel) followed by desert. I restored my faith in the hotel's food after the previous night's efforts.

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After all that food despite being quite hungry before dinner, I was feeling pretty full. We went back to our room and had a glass of wine from our dwindling stock and chilled out (some more) for what was left of the evening.

Posted by Gill's Travels 15:43 Archived in Australia Tagged beaches ocean australia cairns

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