I had to check out of the hostel this moning and then recheck in when i am back from the islands. It is a bit of a bummer but how and ever! I got sorted with my bags (they had to go into storage until i'm back) and then waited at the bus stop. Met a guy that was at my hostel in Cairns, who was on the same boat as i am! Chris from Germany. We went and boarded the boat. it was Kinda small i guess i was expecting a bigger one!! there was 11 of us and 2 crew on board once we got settled we were given a briefing. the skippers phone rang in the middle of it and you would never guess what... the phone call was for me!!! it was Rhonda a girl that i had net in Africa on the tour and who was living in airlie! i had told her i would contact her when i got there, but hadn't heard anything from her. I had told her what boat i was on and she took a chance with the skipper, as she knew ont of them and sure enough it was the one she knew!!