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Cairns, Tropical far north queensland

Postby gimmemud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:55 pm

Hi guys, made the hop across the ditch about three weeks ago. So hot over here 24/7 whether it's pissing down with rain or not a cloud in the sky.
Probably gonna be here a few years and will either bring my truck over here early next year or sell it and get a new one here.
Heres some photos, awesome scenery here.
Lookout over port douglas (ony about 50mins away)
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Palm cove
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Lookout over cairns little towns
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Pretty cool place to live, been out to the great barrier reef snorkelling last sunday and got a game fishing charter next sunday which i shall post pics of my catch in fishin' :D

Already managed to hit one kangaroo on the way to work and narrowly avoided another one. Saw a lifted hilux smack one right in the middle of his truck. Had his bullbar off to get painted so it hit his steering rod and bent it a lot :lol:
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Postby J_Dub » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:00 pm

nice 1, what sent you over there work? or just cause you can?
me uncle owns a resort at Port Douglas

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Postby gimmemud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:21 pm

J_Dub wrote:nice 1, what sent you over there work? or just cause you can?
me uncle owns a resort at Port Douglas


Got made redundant at work, then got a job offer about two days later which pays way better than NZ so couldn't refuse. Port douglas is nice, went there last saturday and going back next sunday cause that's where the fishing trip leaves from. Which resort does your uncle own?
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Postby gimmemud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:30 pm

...And the 4wd shops are awesome over here!! I can get an arb front bar for $1000!!
And i can give the aussies heaps of crap about losing to scotland at work :lol: :lol:
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Postby J_Dub » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:40 pm

Salt Water i think is the name a his resort, sweet you can be our Aussie based 4x4 parts courier service provider

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Postby gimmemud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:49 pm

J_Dub wrote:Salt Water i think is the name a his resort, sweet you can be our Aussie based 4x4 parts courier service provider


Cool might have to check it out. Sure can be parts supplier, Arb and tjm just 10mins down the road.
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Postby haydgq » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:06 pm

Yea Cairns and Port douglas are very nice, What is the charter boat you are going on and are you chasing Marlin.?? Been game fishing twice there now and every trip the boat landed at least 2 Blue or Black marlin over the 1000 pound mark, Awesome place just to Damm hot.!!

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Postby gimmemud » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:11 pm

going on Fishing Norseman, apparently targeting Giant trevally, spanish mackerel, Tuna and Wahoo. Thought we were going on one targeting marlin but just read the brochure again dammit. Plenty of time for another though. :D
You are very right about the heat, but i think i have it covered:
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Postby albundy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:38 am

Grew up in Nrorth Queensalnd, good part of the world. Heading up that way next July for three weeks in Cape York 4wd safari.
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Postby haydgq » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:27 am

I also worked at a Mine 250km west of Townsville and the heat out there was shocking, All you do on your time off is drink beer and chill in the pool. :D

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Postby tgaguy1 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:52 am

J_Dub wrote:Salt Water i think is the name a his resort, sweet you can be our Aussie based 4x4 parts courier service provider


That could work. I come through Cairns airport once a month on my way to and from work in PNG. If it is not to big, I could carry it in my luggage. I usually have 10 kgs spare.

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Postby gimmemud » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:17 pm

albundy wrote:Grew up in Nrorth Queensalnd, good part of the world. Heading up that way next July for three weeks in Cape York 4wd safari.
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Oooh is this an open trip? Will hopefully have either my truck here by then or have a new one. So close to the outback and there must be some awesome roads out there. On my list of things to do is the "Savannah Way" from cairns to Broome which I'd imagine would be epic.

haydgq wrote:I also worked at a Mine 250km west of Townsville and the heat out there was shocking, All you do on your time off is drink beer and chill in the pool. :D

There are mines that close? Will have to look into that.
will be moving to a place called Palm Cove in the new year into an apartment which is part of a massive resort, huge pool, 2mins walk to the beach, and i'll be spending a lot of time in both for sure.
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Postby albundy » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:22 am

Oooh is this an open trip?

Can't see why not, I will check with my mate who is organising it.
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Postby gimmemud » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:15 pm

Still lovin life in the tropics :D
Got me a new car last week, but unfortunately not a 4wd :( They all seem to be so overpriced so will wait a while and just get an old piece of crap (that i'l probably pay too much for) that i can thrash around and keep car to drive in comfort. Went for a drive today in the new car (V8 commodore :D :D :D ) there is some seriously awesome scenery that the weather decided to let me be able to see today. Drove up a massive range (19km long 263 corners) in 18minutes with v8 goodness and stopped at the lookout
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Stopped at tinaroo lake which is huge!
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Which had some very nice sounding boats pulling skiers way quicker than anyone should go on water :shock:

And some of the wildlife that visit at home
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Postby DieselBoy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:39 pm

Right, thats it, I'm not going to work tomorrow, I'm comin to camp at your place for a while :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby albundy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:00 am

Seen that lake dry once in my youth when I lived up that way. There is an old town at the bottom of it.
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Postby gimmemud » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:02 pm

DieselBoy wrote:Right, thats it, I'm not going to work tomorrow, I'm comin to camp at your place for a while :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


There's just bound to be some good tracks in all that bush. especially now during wet season pretty much raining non stop for the past two weeks, weather break yesterday and back to the drizzling rain again today.

albundy wrote:Seen that lake dry once in my youth when I lived up that way. There is an old town at the bottom of it.
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geez I couldn't imagine seeing that dry, that would have to of been a seriously hot dry year. It just seems to keep going with signs on the road with turnoffs
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Postby albundy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:11 am

seriously hot dry year

Try seven years of drought in the eighties. I grew up in Townsville, Lake Tinaroo in the Tablelands dried up and Ross river in Townsville and the dam both dried up. They had to put a pipe in from Ayr at the Burdiken river to supply Townsville with water. All the locals were putting down bores so as to water the lawns etc and the Nickel refinery had to get the council to stop them as it was taking all their underground water. Makes me laugh when Kiwis say there is a drought, wouldn't know one if they tripped over one :lol:
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Postby gimmemud » Mon May 09, 2011 7:56 pm

Well after an awesome 3 week holiday to NZ came back to a redundancy letter with my name on it. Saw it coming, was told before my holiday that they were downsizing from 24 electricians to 10, and when you're fighting for your position against guys that have worked there for 6, 7, 8 + years, haven't got a huge chance.
Never mind though, got offered a job about two months back which I said I'd have a think about, and whatta ya know, got a phone call no longer than ten minutes after my redundancy meeting asking when I can start :D :D .

So on Wednesday I start the 3,000km journey to Canberra, where I go from a Far North QLD dry season that has a minimum of about 18-19° to Canberra which only last week got down to -2°!
Will take some photos on the way of hopefully some nice sunny east coastline. Think I'll be visiting the snowy mountains as much as possible depending on work cause they're only about 2 hours away. And will definitely be going to bathurst and summernats Since they're so close.

So if you're coming over let me know and I might be able to show ya around :wink:
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Postby Twodiffs » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:37 am

Good that you got to spend time up there though..Cairns is nice and really easy to get around. I worked there as a labourer a few years ago just before the rainy season kicked in, went through about 7litres of water a day. Went diving off Port Douglas on the Outer Agincourt ribbon reef, is about 60k's off shore. My brother in law is in Mackay so would love to get back there some day.

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Postby coxsy » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:50 am

Thinking of going there next year,In november for total eclipse of the sun, best place in the world to see it.
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