Thursday, 10/28/93, 7:15pm
Last night we went to the Seafood Buffet in town, at a restaurant called Charlies. The food was great, but the crowds were too much. For only $14.50AD we could pig out on bread rolls, peel-n-eat jumbo shrimp, crab, bugs, fish, pastas and tons more. Actually, by the time Bill and I finished, it was Tons – one.
A quick side note : We tested the way water drains down here. We tested it four times. In controlled situations (i.e., a bathtub that we let sit for 5 minutes to still the water). And guess what? It was consistent all four times! If you want to know, you’re gonna have to come down here and test it yourself.
Today we took the Kuranda Train up to Kuranda (imagine that). It climbed from sea level up to 390 meters through vertical rainforest. The railway was built in 1891 using hand tools (picks and shovels). There are 15 tunnels and some large number (I believe 30+) bridges. It was spectacular. Kuranda is a small little town up in the tablelands. We went to see the Tjapukai Dance Theater, with the native aboriginal dancers. It was a really good show.
We came back to Cairns, and spent some time cruising around downtown. A couple pubs, tons of shops and more. After pizza for dinner, Home Improvement on TV, and get to sleep for our trip to the rain forest tomorrow.