I left the University of the Sunshine Coast for good today. Initially, all I could look forward to was going home, however once we got to Cairns I knew I had one heck of a good time ahead of me. We got to Cairns late and just bunkered down in our hostel, Gilligan's Backpackers Resort (http://gilligans backpackers.com.au/). We had a great first impression of the hostel as it just opened in 2003. It resembled a fancy hotel, not a budget accommodation for 24 Australian bucks a night! After a scrumptious meal of Tim Tams, "The most irresistible chocolate biscuit", I went to bed anticipating our early pick up of 7am for the live aboard. I was kept awake until about 4 by our roommates, but it didn't really bother me. It was just nice to be in a warm climate again.