Well later on this evening I catch a plane to Melbourne.
I need to be checked out by 10am though, so I had another day of carrying around my heavy backpack. My shoulder was still really painful this morning too.
Well I checked out, left my main case and went for a walk around the esplanade one last time. The weather was great. Hot, blue sky’s and not a chance of any rain. Typical the one really good day of weather is the day I am leaving.
After two hours of wondering around, and buying two power ranger onesies for the girls I decided I was done with lugging around the case. I like to think I did what you would have done in this situation. I went back to the hotel, I found a sun lounger, I grabbed my kindle and I chilled out all afternoon.
Swim gear was all packed in my case, but I could at least paddle in the shallow end. I also realised I had not read anything since I got off the plane in Auckland!
I had a very comfortable few hours. Especially as I was the only one there for the majority of it. As I was about to leave two children jumped in the pool. Time to go!
Well Dad Cairns airport is one you would have approved of. I had checked in, and got through airport security in under ten minutes! It was so quiet there were no queues anywhere. I even got ‘randomly selected’ to have a drug swab of my back pack. Hard to see how it can be random when I am the only one passing though, but whatever, I now had two hours to kill.
Make that two and a half, flights delayed.
The flight is only three and and half hours. Got a bit of a result too as somehow I ended up with a whole row of seats again. The plane was pretty full, with only the odd free seat so I am not sure how I managed it. People walking by looked pretty envious.
Well that’s it for now. I am currently sitting on an aeroplane waiting to take off
Speak to you in Melbourne
Night dad x