The rain followed me :(
Trip Start Jan 11, 2012
49Trip End Jun 17, 2012
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Where I stayed
Civic Guest House Backpacker Hostel
Bungalow Bay - Magnetic island
Checked out Horseshoe Bay with loads of sand dollars, cuttlefish and oyster shells. Also saw some cool red crabs aerating their burrows in the mud.
'Celebrated' the rain and all-round sogginess with pancakes and a massive helping of Nutella! Later I wanted to trek to 2 rather nice beaches - however I couldn't even set-off as a new river was pouring itself out at the starting location! Spent the afternoon being attacked by the rainbow-coloured lorikeets..
Up early and bussed about the island - hitting Picnic Bay looking like a drowned rat
Returned back to Townsville - disgusting weather & some disgustingly drunk people as it was St Patrick's Day. Once more quite a few threatening Aboriginals about. Castle Hill drifted in and out of focus through the cloud of rain - probably a good view on a sunny day?! Checked out the botanical gardens - fabulous scents from something in there! Found my 1st bath in 2 months - read and did nails - nearly felt human once more.. :)
Took the Greyhound from Townsville to Airlie Beach - along flooded roads.