This one, apart from being a genuine desire to publicise a very beautiful place, is also driven by a perverse act of defiance.
There are some places, at least in Australia, where unaccompanied old men holding digital cameras are viewed with great suspicion.
My entire gender has been painted by the broad brush of Lowest Common Moral Denominator, especially in places where children and families play.
So, having run the gauntlet of the redecorators, security guards, police and lifeguards, I am proud to show off a small part of my tropical paradise.
The Cairns city waterfront was, until the 1990's, for most people, a no-go zone at night. It was the habitat of drunkards and troublemakers.
A forward thinking city council converted it into an extraordinarily beautiful and safe community place for locals and tourists to gather.
Facilities include; lagoon swimming pool, kilometres of foreshore boardwalk and bicycle riding paths, skate park, interpretive information booths, barbecue areas, exercise equipment and fitness classes. All, to my knowledge, free of charge to use.
Occasionally, humans get this "redevelopment" thing right.
I am hoping here also to solicit a little appreciation for my intrepidity in venturing outdoors during the middle of winter to take these photographs.
(Cairns average August min.17C, max 27C.)