01 November 2009 | Cairns
The picture is of us with about the only yacht we met in PNG, Loggerhead with friends Charlie and Graeme from the UK. They are sailing around the world the wrong way...........it takes all sorts;)
So we made it to Cairns with no problems other than sailing too close to the wind for too long. It was pretty exciting to get back to civilisation so the first day was spent catching up on good coffee, good wine and good food.
After the big clean-up Cleo headed off on a road trip to Sydney, Alison headed to Bali to meet a guy she met in Madang and Gardner went back to the USA for the first time for years. 3 days later he had a real job too.......working for Adobe!
I caught up with OceansWatch emails then finally had a very much needed 9 day holiday with my lovely wife, Julia. We chilled, drove around doing the tourist thing and had a few days on the boat at Fitzroy Island.