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... by walking/cycle paths. Next up the hill to the lookout at Castle Hill. 360 degree views of the Townsville area are worth the short windy drive. Views out to Magnetic Island and sling to Rowes Bay where we are staying. Townsville is quite spread out but it has a lovely vibe to it. Seaside with a touch of old country charm. They have mastered the art of outdoor eating and there are restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars everywhere. They can also boast the BEST ...
... a bit of chilling on the beach. The evening was much the same, a second night of no alcohol; we don't have the two Germans influencing us making us drink goon every night! This morning we are leaving Magnetic Island and heading five hours to Cairns. We were supposed to be stopping off at Mission Beach for our skydive but the weather looks pretty minging there for the next week so we've bypassed that for now. The weather in Cairns looks much more promising so ...
... to see the Coral and tropical fishes and it was excellent. Thursday we went off to Magnetic Island for the day. We took the car over on the Ferry. Had a great day exploring. Went up to the WW11 Fort on the island, yes I know it rained, but that was actually quite nice,up through the bush there was a good track with signs etc. they have a terrific bus service, too, but of course didn't need to use it. We went 4WDing and went ...
... across a lovely Antique shop where we mooched around for a while before deciding to call it a day and caught a shuttle back to the ship.
Once back at the dock, we boarded the ship and decided to drop our bags in the cabin before food … alas, both our cruise cards failed to work.
Plan B - lunch first then fix up the cards !
Once we'd eaten and cards were fixed up we relaxed in ...
Had a cooler day today - only about 29 when we decided to go up Castle Hill. It is a red rock monolith in the heart of Townsville and gives panoramic views of the city and Magnetic Island. There are 4 different walks and so far we have done 3 of them. There is an old observation bunker on one side of the hill. There was a large lizard sunning its self but with in 5 mins it was ...
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