First a warning for vegans and vegetarians … you may want to skip this post!
Next, I’m staying in the noisiest hostel ever! This one was advertised as slightly older crowd and no alcohol permitted. Yep, the noisiest!!!!!!
I spent some time last night figuring out my next steps from Cairns. The plan was to go to Bali. Well … flights are expensive getting me out of Australia and into South East Asia. I ended up booking Singapore Airlines from Cairns – Singapore – Bali with a 44 hour layover in Singapore. It was the same price as flights taking me from Cairns – Sydney – Bali. But, this gives me a full day to see the sights in Singapore and have a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel. The hotel is being renovated and reopens August 2019. At first I was really disappointed I wouldn’t be able to have my drink there, but the Long Bar is open!!
Yes, I can plan and schedule and save money! 🤪
I started off my morning with a Chai Latte across the street. Been having a few of these here and there and they put my Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes to shame. After weighing at the Sky Dive, I need to cut these out. Fuuuccckkk how does that happen????
Today was Skydive day! I booked the 11:00 am trip with Tandem Cairns who picked me up at my hostel. A little laziness coming through on my part.
I did a tandem jump with Lee from 15,000 feet. He likes to tell jokes like if he loses me he’ll see me on the ground 🤣 Cameron was the outside cameraman. So cool! I wasn’t as nervous this time until I was hanging out of the plane. That’s always a little scary!!! I had a fabulous afternoon!!!! ❤️🤪
Vegan and Vegetarian Friends … Stop Reading Now!! Donna, please still love me.
For supper I went to a place called The Raw Prawn with every intention of having some prawns if they didn’t come with their beady little eyes. I got distracted by this and decided to try the Hop, Swim & Jump!!
The Barramundi was delicious (white fish on the bottom). The Crocodile (white bottom right) tasted a lot like chicken. My very well done Kangaroo (dark meat) was amazing!! I love wild meat and really enjoyed the kangaroo! I’m going to be more adventurous and try new foods this trip.
If you ever have the opportunity, give it a try!!
Off to bed! Dive day tomorrow!
Happy Travels 💕
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Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional, and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League, and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!
12 Replies to “A Sky Dive and A Hop, Swim & Jump”
Sounds like a top day stamped wiv a terrific Aussie meal!
It was delicious!!!
Sounds and looks like a super amazing day for you love 💕
Yes it was !!!! 💕xoxo
Wow looks like your having a great trip so far!!!
Having a fabulous time!!!!
Can’t help but smile looking at those skydiving photos. What an amazing day!
It was a lot of fun! My 2nd time jumping tandem. Would love to have the nerve to learn to jump solo.
I remember how excited I was going up in the plane but how nervous I was getting out…I’d definitely have to go through the process to get out of that plane on my own. I’m pretty sure I may have even tried back pedaling to stay in the plane! Lol. What a rush when you free fall though. How long was your free fall from 15000ft?
I don’t think I have the courage to actually make myself jump out on my own!
We were 60 seconds free falling. Incredible!
Awesome don’t think I could do it. But look like you had fun. 👏
Had a great time. I want to do it again!!!