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... everywhere. After my beer I went for a walk about, decided to try and find free wifi. McDonald's, brought a drink and then the wifi didn't even work. Ffs that was a waste of $5. Brought some beers and goon for the boat. Then made my way back to my hostel, I stopped on the way to try and pick up some free wifi from the bars. Whilst sitting outside a random ****** Aussie starting talking to me. He was funny trying to find spiffs he thought he had left. He'd smoked ...
... deg in full sun. Back in the car we headed down back past the ferry terminal to Nelly Bay to have a look at a resort where some friends of ours own a unit. Very nice bushland setting with swimming pool and tennis courts, mostly single story units and quite nice. Had a look around Nelly Bay for somewhere to eat, but decided to go back to the hotel in Arcadia for lunch. Three hamburgers with the lot and chips, and one fish and chips, very nice and ...
... problems with his washing machine,had hunted Townsville looking for a part and was threatening to throw it out - hope his wife didn't hear. Dinner We are BBQ-ing steak, capsicum and sweet potato and I made a coleslaw. We will start to put some excess stuff away tonight as we leave tomorrow morning and stock up in Cairns then onto Port Douglas where we are booked in at a Big 4. The one our neighbour here recommended was booked out. 19 - 28 again tomorrow. Tuff. ...
... and headed for the campground at Camooweal Billabong (Lake Francis) after refueling in town at the small servo on the right as you head east where fuel was 8 cpl cheaper than the BP servo. The camp site is on the banks of the lakes and is approx 5km long so plenty of room for everyone. The council even provide rubbish bins at regular intervals along the lakes. This is a top spot to camp for one or more nights with abundant birdlife on the lake providing many ...
... so it's fairly brown and a bit dusty as would be expected. There is a fantastic bike/walking path that runs 4km (one way) along the shores of Rowes Bay. It has parks and play equipment for kids and access points to the beach. The concrete path is wide and goes around huge, shady, old Moreton Bay fig trees so it's not too hot. Luckily today the onshore wind made the walk really pleasant. Tonight we have dinner at C Bar on the Strand with Mary and Laurie. ...
Other places to stay in Townsville
79 Palmer St, Townsville | Hostelfrom $35
- We stayed in a carpark
- Big room!
121 Flinders St, Townsville | Hostelfrom $37
4 Wickham St, Townsville | Hostelfrom $22
- Reef Lodge
Sakae/Fushimi/Nagoya Castle, Townsville | Hostelfrom $67