Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Because when you pronounce the “R” in “Cairns” the locals genuinely have no idea what you’re talking about.
Seriously people, it’s a word. In our common language. You can look it up.
Who uses a silent “R”!?!?!
Oh, and just in case you’re asking. “Guys? Why do they have a giant public pool right next to the ocean? Can’t people just swim in the ocean?”
Why yes, yes they could. Right up to the moment where the giant crocodiles that are all over the place ate them.
Which would of course lead you to then ask “Guys, didn’t you just go diving in that water?”
Yeah, well the dive company said the crocs don’t go out to the reef. It’s far away and stuff.
So this is what a few days in Cairns is like when we weren’t on the boat
Cairns is also where we part ways with Chris. After 3 months of professional ski-bumming, a few days pushing cars, FAUX-luru, the Great Barrier Reef and one heck of a long roadtrip mostly spent eating “lentils of unique taste” and swerving to avoid suicidal kangaroos and random wildfires – well, needless to say good times were had by all.
After Chris took off we got down to business. Because remember when we talked about tending a bar out in the outback? Well, with only a few months left on our visas we were on our last chance to make that happen.
But first, In order to get a job at a bar we needed to get certified in “Responsible service of Alcohol.” There’s a course and a test and everything! Being as it was an online class with a test and the notes would not be accessible, Greg asked Tiffany where his notepad was so he could take notes.
Her response –
…two days later we off to serve beers, responsibly mind you, to the parched inhabitants of the remote corners of tropical Australia.
Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures. If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out at www.CoastGuardCouple.com!