I got to Mission Beach on Wednesday, May 9. I didn’t know much about it, apart from it’s a popular place to go skydiving, but having done a jump in New Zealand, I wasn’t desperate to do another so soon. I just wanted a change of scenery, to break up the journey to Cairns, and to chill out for a while.
I stayed at Absolute Backpackers. Soon after I arrived, I was taken on a short minibus tour to look for cassowaries (we didn’t see any) and wallabies (we saw loads). I went out for dinner with Dave, who I first met at surf camp, and Tanya, which was a treat. We took part in the hostel’s Pictionary evening which was quite fun, and we came third.