Well, there isn't really a lot to say about Townsville; the fact that they simply put a 'vil(l)e' after 'town' pretty much sums it up! This place is on a parr with Mackay on the 'we shouldn't have really bothered list! But nevermind, you live and learn! The highlight of our stay here included watching the oscars, eating free meals of meat-by products and burnt cheese at the local Irish pub and leaving! Oh, and the fact that it has forced me to embrace eighteenth century novels and their value-for-money page counts!
We were going to go to a place called Magnetic Island which seemed pretty cool with animal reserves and beautiful beaches, but the torrential downpours put a bit of a halt to that! Coming from eternally rainy Manchester I didn't think a spot of tropical drizzle would bother me, but this rain stopped virtually everything (and one) dead in its tracks. Mike didn't even bother venturing outside to get the free breakfast, which was a shock cause he's become a bit of a sucker for a freebie these days! I did, and I can assure you the soggy toast was not worth the pain of having raindrops the size of melons land with force on your head! Whoever named Queensland 'the Sunshine State' was taking the michael...