Rydges Southbank Townsville
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We set off soon after 8:00am this morning and took the ferry to Magnetic Island. This was recommended to us by the Geordie waiter at the Village Cafe in Airlie Beach. We called into the Fish and Fuel shop and bought stinger suits to protect us ft the jelly fish and he sun when snorkelling. Didn't see any jellies but there was lots of snorkelling in beautiful small bays and masses of hot sunshine!
... to matchstick, which was in between our teeth, and had various problem solving games to play with, and markers to draw on the windows. I tried to make it look like Susie had a penis sticking out of her forehead to passers by, but it didn't really work. Lunch was great. It was so much better and with a proper amount of food than a lot of our Asian tours. In the afternoon we went to Millaa Millaa Falls, so good they named it twice. On the way we passed a cemetery, and a toilet ...
Dinner and a stroll down the strand didn't quite go to plan when we remembered it was Bank Holiday Monday. It resulted in me running over to reception in my pj shorts and top tourist aus top and calling the emergency phone line so we could stock up on goodies for X factor, just like back home which was nice as it was our last night. Found a really nice hostel on the strand, only £10 for the night! So Sam dropped me there ...
... we do a quick set up then decide to drive towards town and check out Castle Hill Lookout. The very steep road to the summit is a favourite place for the locals to exercise so between dodging walkers and down coming cars, we make it to the top and some very impressive views. The wind that has been dogging us for the last two days continues to howl and chops the sea into a frenzy. We are not too impressed with the colour of the ocean but that could be due to the ...
... risotto rice with vegetables and leftover ham, that wasn't as tasty as we had originally hoped but healthy again nevertheless. A free beer voucher for a schooner of lager, and half an hour free internet finished off the day - attempting to Skype though being abruptly cut off. We also just about managed to book our greyhound bus for the next morning, where we journey down to Airlie Beach before our two-day, two-night boat trip around the Whitsundays... Fair to say we're very ...