Soon after arriving in Cairns we found a caravan park right on a lovely beach named Ellis Beach. We were very lucky because there was one beachfront site available that was in a perfect spot just on the back of the beach! Ellis beach had lovely warm water that reached up to 26 degrees in September, (which was when we were there) and the average temperature was about 25 degrees! There was a row of tropical palm trees in front of us that were giving us some nice shade in the hot days. There was a big island named Double Island that was about 2 kilometres out to sea from where we were camping. Double Island was named that way because it had two humps on either side of the island, and it was low down in the middle, in between the two humps. It was awesome because instead of having dirt, dried out grass or hard concrete on the ground we had a thin, soft layer of sand. We had a lovely view of the beach and the sunrises over the water and Double Island were amazing! We planned to stay here for about three weeks!
We played cricket, rugby, frisbee, catches with a tennis ball and lots of other fun games, and when we got hot, we ran into the warm ocean. We also bought five bodyboards because our friends Coby (11) and Ayden (8) were coming to visit us for a week, which meant there were going to be five kids.