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Hot ride through the cane fields
Quick trip to the BMW garage for a few things not done at the service.
Back to the same motel
... for an hour or so and slowly getting a burnt back, we got back on the boat and had some lunch. After that we travelled a little distance to a lump of sand inexplicably sticking out of the sea. This turned out to be Michaelmas Cay. There were a ton of birds on the island, with a roped off bit for humans. The island is an important breeding site for birds and turtles. I read somewhere that it was recognised as this in the 1920s, then in the Second World War, the Aussie Navy used it ...
Day 29 – Townsville
This morning Vickie decided she needed another challenge so she headed into town at dawn to tackle the Castle Hill run. After parking the car she ran most of the way up before slowing briefly to a walk, then run all the way down. Just a lazy 8km or so all up to start the day.
Today we are waterfall hunting again. We backtracked north to Ingham and then drove into Girringun National Park. The drive up to the falls is very steep and windy ...
... a pair of Josh’s shorts.
We then hit the dirt again to camp at Blencoe Creek and visit Blencoe Falls (location of Survivor in Australia a few years ago). The falls were very impressive and pictures do not do it justice. From the lookout we could also see where it flowed into the Herbert River. We were only 50klm from the coast but over 700mtr above sea level. It was easy to see how the summer rain causes the the Herbert River ...
... of Townsville. There is now a new Boardwalk around Kissing Point and the area occupied by Jezzine Barracks. Some magnificent sculptures done by local artists depicting Aboriginal legends and history of the bombing of Townsville and its part in WW2. Had lunch 2 days along the Strand and John and Glenda came for dinner at the van 2 nights. Even though we do not see ...