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November 7th, 2013. Cairns to Townsville. Thursday
We left Cairns early this morning and will be driving some 350 km down the Bruce Highway/the Great Green Way through Innisfail, Cardswell and on into Townsville , where we will stay the night.
Passing through the Cassowary Region of Queensland with the highest mountain in Australia, Mt. …
... s. We drove up to the lookout at the top of Castle Hill which has almost 360 degree views of the town. It was pretty amazing to see so much of the town from one spot. Magnetic Island is just off the coast of Townsville and a place we just couldn't decide if we wanted to visit or not, in the end we were so impartial about it that we decided to hold out until we got down to the ...
... in various stages of recovery. Typically with turtles, recovery happens slowly. The aim is for them to be released to the ocean once recuperated. Followed by a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and finding a few geocahces, that was enough for one day. Townsville, next day ..... Quieter day today, we visited a National Trust property with a homestead and miners cottage. Yeah - not quite the same pace as last week but it was actually very interesting. Much ...
... home to the van arriving back at 5pm. Happy hour , dinner and a chat and it was into the van at 7.45pm to watch the X Factor.
Wednesday 7th August.
Off into the Toyota dealer to sort out an issue with the tyre rotation then into the Townsville Reef HQ this morning at around 9.30am. After looking around the aquarium we had lunch in the cafe then Dave and I had to move the 4WD's to a new parking spot for another three hours free parking. It was then ...
... passing, which only finally got us to conclude that the grass-like crop we were passing acres of, was sugar cane. Late in the evening for dinner in Townsville. Townsville was lovely, although we did see it only in the dark. We ate a sumptuous steak with enormous tiger prawns and drank craft beer from the brewery attached to the restaurant. We even bought a Tallie (what Val called a Growler) to take with us up to Mission Beach and share with Mum and Dad. The food was fabulous, as ...
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