Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cairns...


Oh yes, I forgot to mention that Dick preferred reading to attending the sexy legs contest. I think he would’a won! And the scrapbooking session was, well, how do I describe it? A guy is in charge, can you see where this is going?, and he has a base page with cut outs clipped to it as a hand out, and everyone can just glue, cut, use the crimpers, gel pens, whatever. The page is not 12x12, so I didn’t do any glueing. He did show us how to do that little fold-out box thingy where one quarter of a small square is glued down and the rest of the square pops open to reveal an inside, hidden area to place photos. We were given a cut out of the word "paradise" and some other cut outs to cutsey up the page. Most folks had never ‘scrapped’ before, so this was a very basic class. The guy had lots of enthusiasm, and did stress that there is no ‘right or wrong’ way to do a page. It’s all good!

So what did we do at the GBR? Well, we tried to go on the glass bottom boat, but the clerk said that the water was too murky and she didn’t want to take our money and have us be disappointed! How nice was that? Next we called the airport to try to do a flight seeing, but they were all booked up till after sail time:-( We got skunked, so I guess we’ll just have to come back. Our next option was to simply hop on the free bus and ride around the small island, which we did and that didn’t take long. Our tablemates did go out to the reef, and all pretty much looked like lobsters at dinner...so perhaps I was the lucky (safe) one after all. Sigh.
The pic above is the harbour at Hamilton Island, taken yesterday. Today we are at Cairns and are heading shortly to the rain forest. Bee, thanks for letting us know that John G’s is still open. Dick has on his John G’s tee-shirt today! We’ll join you there after Christmas.
Enjoy your day!

7 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

sounds like fun, tell dick I am going to enter the sexy belly contest

Sarge Charlie said...

you know, show off my abs...

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh drat! i KNOW dick would have won! i'll see if sarge will play next week on the splendor!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

chunkygal said...

A guy in charge of scrapbooking!!! Yeah I knew where that was going

Loving Annie said...

What a gorgoeus harbor !

Glad the clerk was honest though and said it was too murky to see through the glass bottomed boat.

Good that you didn't go to the reef and get sunburned, that is not fun !

HaleyD said...

All the more reason to go back- IF you can stand the flight.

Joy said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to go on the glass bottomed boat but yes, it was good that the gal was honest about it. And yes, you were smart to avoid being in the sun all day on the boat! We miss you! Hugs...