Oct 28, 2008
Arrived at townsville and managed to find the caravan park quite easily. chilled out for a while in the pool as it gets very hot in the van and it was 34 degrees today. at nite we went down to the beach where they hold a night market and we watched a game of cricket on the beach as this was to promote their christmas party. on the saturday we got a ferry to magnetic island which is a very small island about 14km from one end to the other. when at the island we hired a little moke which is a topless small dihatsu. they had a cute pink barbie one but kev wouldnt let me hire it so we hired a blue one. we also went horse riding with two others from the uk. we took them round the ranch and down to the beach where we took the horses in the water quite deep. It was quite hard to keep your balance as we were bare back in the water. The next few days we both had sore legs and kev even had bruises. We also went shopping one day as it was soo hot and rachael was struggling with the heat and the shops all have air conditioning which is great!!