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Day 2 - Tin Can Bay


First an explanation - as we travel around we will be sharing our travels on our blog.  A number of our family are not on facebook, so this is our way of keeping them in touch.  Not totally craft related, but you never know when some craft may show up :-).

Another Day in Paradise

We were off to a bit of a late start this morning.  Slept in until 8am.  Life is hard :-).

We decided to take a stroll down the Kath Kelly path.  We were told it was about a 30 minute walk and there was a little coffee shop at the end of the road where we could refresh before wandering back.

When we set off the first thing we noticed was that someone had pulled the plug on the ocean.  The tide goes out a long way here.

The path winds along the shoreline and there are lots of signs showing the different bird life and trees.  There are also a number of different pieces of exercise equipment.  It is really a lovely walk.


Now okay we did amble in our walking but we were a bit shocked to find that we took nearly 2 hours to reach the coffee shop.  After a cuppa and lovely break we decided that the boys would walk back to the caravan park and collect the car, then come back and pick Mum and I up. 

It was again then time for lunch, a bit of washing and of course the obligatory afternoon nap.
Today while I took a nap, Robbie went off to try his hand at a spot of fishing.  No fish, but a relaxing time for him.

We were pleasantly surprised by the view from the cabin at dinner time, when our gorgeous Andrew joined us.  He was back from Cairns, and will stay overnight.  Such a blessing.


We applied the loaves and fishes theory to our dinner to make it stretch for one more, and we have some leftovers for tomorrow.  I have no idea why I am constantly amazed when God works it all out.


Things I learned today...
No matter where you are, "just around the corner" is always a little further than they say.
The tide goes out a long way here, and boats just sit and wait for the next tide.
It will not take to much practice to become really good at seeming busy and active while doing very little :-).







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Day 3 - Tin Can Bay

Evening Lovelies,

This morning we set the alarm for 6.30am so that we could go down and feed the dolphins at Barnacles.  It was a little chilly this morning with the temperature at 3 degrees, but the wind was a pretty gusty so it seemed cooler.  My family must love me that they got out of their warm beds at that time to go and paddle in the water.


We did think that there would not be so many people there due to it being a week day, but we were wrong.


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