Grand Hotel Townsville
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... of rays. We didn't see any turtles though. A couple of people on the boat saw one. To get back to the boat from the cay, we were given the option of swimming or getting a lift back. I swam, and Susie got the boat. Just after I headed off she saw a reef shark. Typical! The way back to Cairns was slow and hot as the boat crew put the sails up. Despite putting sun tan lotion on, Susie still managed to look like a tomato head. In the evening we had some food, packed and went to bed ...
... difficult walk as it is constantly downhill with a rocky path and uneven steps but it is well worth it. You can't enter the plunge pool area as it is too dangerous but the viewing area offers a fantastic vista of both the waterfall and the gorge.
After resting up we tackled the walk back out of the gorge. It took about 40mins (actually longer than the decent) and being constantly uphill was quite arduous for unfit people aged about 43ish. Young girls and fit 40 year old mums ...
... to swim under the falls. On our own, the noise, wind, waves and spray was very intimidating. We got closer than the photos show but not under the full force. Then it was the return trip up to the car park, all up a return trip of about 2klm took over 3 hours.
We finally made it to Townsville and to Simone’s Mum and Dad’s place for a couple of days in preparation for our sailing trip on at the Whitsunday’s.
... overcast which has made it humid. Also has been warm in the van overnight, have not used Air Con but only a sheet on the bed. It has been a good week here catching up with John and Glenda and generally just relaxing except for the car and caravan repairs which were fairly minor and only a small inconvenience. Packed up outside tonight for our departure to Bowen in the ...
Decided to go up to Flagstaff Hill one of the highest areas in Bowen with a great lookout and a terrific coffee shop were we indulged our selves for an hour or so. Bowen has like a lot of small towns taken on some little thing to attract the tourists, and they have been no different, displaying 27 murals on the sides of buildings around town. Theres all numbered so armed with a map depicting there spots and an explanation of each on it was like a treasure ...