After an out of the blue telephone call, I met up with Gabriel and Kathy from the Tropic Days Backpackers Hostel in Cairns who were in Mackay attending an irish dancing competition. I had set off from Tropic Days on my 2004 kayak trip down the east coast of Australia and it was great to catch up with them and hear their news. I had really enjoyed my time at the Tropic Days Hostel and it definately brought back some great memories of adventure.