OMG!!! ive updated

Train to Kuranda
Rivertrain on the daintree river












ok so its been over a month since i said that i would update hahaha im so bad!!!!!

All right so where do i start.........

I havent been weighing in at all lately which i actually think works better for me..i dont feel so much pressure to see smaller numbers every weigh-in.
My clothes are feeling loose so i guess this no weigh-in must be working :)

So what happened in September?

Rob and i went to cairns for a friend wedding.It was the firs time we had both been there and we had such a fantastic time. we hope we can go back again for another visit.We also met a couple from the Torana Forums that we now consider good friends so we will always have a place to stay.

Day 1.
We arrived early in the morning and it was raining.We had left sunny but freezing Sydney so all i could think of when looking out the window of the plane as we were landing was "GREAT more cold weather" ummmmm how wrong was i hahaha.....i forgot that cairns is tropical and when we stepped onto the tarmac it was sooooooooooo warm and even the rain was to.
We had friends that left and hour before us from sydney so we found them and our bags and went to collect the car. We plugged in our GPS thinking like most airports in AUS we would have a bit of a drive to get into the city.We were very wrong hehe it was literally a 5 mins trip and we were there. Our friends were staying a hotel close to us so we took them there first and then checked into ours. We found a fantastic place for lunch...a steak place and it was great.
Later that night we met up with the bridal party for some drinks and then went back to the hotel for an early night as we were dong a full reef tour the next day.

Day 2.
We woke up quite early 6:30am got ourselves ready then went off to the jetty to jump on a boat for our trip out to the reef.It was an overcast day with some winds and they warned us that it may get rough and to take something...either ginger tablets or travelcalm. We went the ginger route as Rob wasnt sure if he got seasick...Well he does as w found out about 45 mins intgo the trip.Over half the boat were out the back vomiting and Rob all of a sudden turned white so we sent him out with a spewbag and they gave him some crushed ice and he felt a bit better.
We got to our first reef site got our wetsuits and snorkles on and went in the water.
I have a fear of things being over/on my face so when i put my head under the water panick set in and i thought i was going to stop breathing. After some slow breathing i was fine and ready to put my head under again and after that i was fine.
The Reef wasnt as colourfull as i thought it was quite brown but there were some colourful corals in some areas.I dont think the sun being behind the clouds helped with the colours either.
After about an hour we were onto our next reef destination.We had lunch at this stage so rob was cautious on eating to much and i think he was glad he didnt as when we got into the water again he started to feel sick so he got out and took it easy.
Our third destination saw the sun come out for a bit and it made the water a crystal blue colour...it was absolutely beautiful.I actually got a bit burnt on the back of my legs and arms where they were out of the water.
20 mins before we were to head off back to cairns we all took travelcalm to be on the safe side :) The trip back was calm and we sat outside ont he top of the boat.
When we got back to cairns we went back to the hotel had a quick shower and went to dinner with our friends.


Day 3.
This was the day of our friends wedding.Myself Rob Petina and Peter went to the local shopping centre as Rob wanted a haircut and i wanted a mnaicure and pedicure and i also needed to purchase a new pair of shoes for the day.
After we had finished we went back to the hotels to get ready.Rob and i ordered room service which wasnt to bad then after getting ready went to the casino where the wedding was being held.
It was a lovely ceremony and the reception was great.
We ended up leaving around 10:30pm as we were getting up early for a drive up to Cape Tribulation.

Day 4.
We left Cairns around 8am after breakfast.Our first stop on the trip was Mossman Gorge...What a beautiful place.We did a walk to different areas and it was so quiet accept the birds and the waterfall.
Next stop was the Daintree River where we jumped on the river train and did a tour of the river along the mangroves.The tour guide was great and we even managed to spot a few small crocs and he even spotted crocs that were barely visible they were so small.
Once we got off the boat we went across the river on the car ferry and made our way to Cape Trib.
Once we got there we had a quick stop at a beach then made our way back to cairns.
We met up with some friends off the GMH-Torana forums for dinner and it was great to have a chat and to see thier collection of Aussie Torana History.

Day 5.
We met up with the Bride and Groom and some of thier family and we took the scenic train up to Kuranda. The trip was almost 2 hours but the scenery was beautiful.Kuranda is a small town and they have lots of gift places and markets aswell as a Butterfly Sanctuary.Our First stop was the pub hahah as friends we were with went ahead of us and we knew exactly where they would be.
We stayed up there for a couple of hours and made our way to the Sky Rail to head back to town.
The skyrail was fantastic as you are above the canopy of the rainforest.It was about an hour back and you can stop at a few places to have a look around and also have a look at some viewing platforms of waterfalls.
Once again we met up with our friends from the night before for dinner and had a great feed of seafood.
Then it was time to say goodbye.But now we have some great friends and a place to stay if we ever want to go back up there for another getaway.

Day 6. We left cairns :( and back to work heheh

So that was pretty much the only exciting thing that happened in September.The rest has been filled with work work and more work.

OCTOBER........

Well we arent to far into october but it has seen a few changes, not big ones but changes that are good for us.

The biggest change once again is diet :) we are trying to be good and keep the amount of take-away to a minimum. Ive pulled out recipes that i want to try and i will do them all :)

My first one while not really healthy was Pastizio and it turned out lovely and so yummy.

Tonight is poached fish in coconut and chilli.

Ok so thats all for my update and i promise to update all the time now hehe.

2 comments:

Great update Simmo! The photos are awesome. Looks like you guys had a great time. I'm so jealous. It's time Jase and I had a holiday!

October 20, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

That was a chunkyness update! Glad you liked Cairns. I've never been but hope to one day. I'm afraid it'll be too humid/hot, so it'd have to be around winter!

I love the photo of you and Rob together under water, it's lovely :)

And I LOVE Pastizio!

October 22, 2008 at 1:08 AM  

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