It took a while but we're here. Time to explore
28.02.2007 27 °C
After a 37 hour journey that included planes, boats, taxis and trains we made it to our resort in Cairns. So, after a good nights rest it was time to explore. We decided to take it easy for the first day and did some shopping. Along the way we were directed to a casino that had a wild bird (and some other animals) exhibit on the top floor. So, off to our first real photo opportunity in Oz. It turned out to be a log of fun. Julie make friends with a large black cockatoo named Zorro. He wandered over to her and just walked up her arm as if he'd known her all his life. After getting some pictures of the two of them having a chat he flew over to me and perched on my shoulder. It was all fun but Zorro wasn't done visiting. It took a while but we were able to get him to head back to his perch and we explored the rest of the aviary. There were a few dozen different kinds a birds including other cockatoos, parrots, lorakeets, owls and others. There were even a couple of small roo's there as well.
The rest of the day was given over to shopping and exploring. We ended up getting the weeks excursions set up and then back to the room.
Tomorrow we head for the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living thing in the world for a day of snorkeling.