Two Fruits

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cairns Central

Today:
Distance:  12.35 km
Time: 66' 18"
Rate: 5' 22"
Weather: sunny, temp 23 degrees, humidity 50%, wind SSE 15kmph
Week: 18.9 km, June: 72.05 km,Year: 1187.35 km

The weather has been the same for the past week, sunny, no clouds at all, warm during the day but cool at night, and a light southerly wind during the day.
I ran today into town from the van park at the lower left of the image. It's opposite Earlville shopping centre, so a straight run into the city on Mulgrave Road.
A quick rest at my brother's work place before the loop circuit around the city centre.
If you know Cairns at all, there is no beach, just mud flats when the tide is out. As well, plenty of signs about the crocodiles.
The city council does provide a nice grassy area on the esplanade for the sun worshippers, plenty of them about at this time of year. Mostly overseas backpackers or young southern tourists. it's too cold for the locals, or they at school or work.
It seems not many work up here, the unemployment rate is well over 10%, but with this weather, why work !
We had a day trip to Port Douglas and Mossman yesterday, lunch at the pub on the corner as usual in Port Douglas. A few about, but I think the tourism sector is doing it tough up here. It's a long way to travel, and everything is expensive. Much better value for the southerners to just go north of Brisbane away from the cold, and save their money.




2 Comments:

  • Ask Ewen what the weather was like for the ACT cross-country championships today.

    By Blogger Lawrie, At June 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

  • It was effin freezing! About 2C windchill and a bloody headwind running up the hills. Still, beat you for pace on your run - 12.00 km Time: 59' 34" Rate: 4' 58" Weather: Crap!

    By Blogger Ewen, At June 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

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