Castle Lodge Motel
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... t a huge amount else to do in Townsville in the afternoon that didn't involve a tour or some planning, so we decided to go and find one of the local shopping centres as I wanted a couple of vests as I was getting too hot (and more importantly, my 'farmer tan' lines on my arms were getting stronger!!!) After popping back to the hostel for a quick shower and change, we headed out again....now this is where Mark's hatred really started to grow.... ...
... eaters! One mummy koala was pacing up and down showing signs of being hungry, despite having lots of leaves to eat. Apparently they were not what she wanted and the ranger had to find her alternatives! - Promiscuous. They are more than happy to in-breed which can of course be dangerous for their health. The rangers have to separate some of the male children from their mother when they get to breeding age to avoid any naughtiness! - Have a strong scent - ...
... we go swimming on a horse - so I walked down to The Horseshoe Ranch, also known as Blueys. For $110 (£59) dollars you get a two hour bush hack and ride bareback into the sea. You get a singer suit, a horse on autopilot and three guides. There's two rides a day and our group of just us, plus Ange (Australia) headed out in the heat at 3pm. Heads are quickly covered by Palm trees and we remembered riding skills we hadn't used for twenty years. Emma's allergic to grass, pollen, ...
... turns out that the only things biting were the sand-flies! And they loved me!!! For something so tiny, they left me with big, red, itchy welts over my legs, arms and even my face. Time to leave this 'so beautiful and peaceful' place!
Our next stop was Townsville, probably the biggest city we've seen since Darwin. The Armed Forces are big here. The town ...
... from our hostel and our first stop was to a beach that claimed to be the best for snorkelling and could only be driven to by 4x4 vehicles so we had to walk. It took us about 30 mins but Kate's wounded foot was still really painful so it was more of a hobble! It was the perfect weather, lovely and hot and sunny and when we finally reached the beach after walking too far up a really steep hill (Australians don't sign post things very well at all!) we dumped our stuff on the beach ...