We left mission beach earlier this week and headed down to Townsville. From there we rocked up, literally on a boat, over to Magnetic Island where we arrived at a hostel called Base...which is very...basic!
On wednesday evening we took a walk along the beach to the shops where we had to cross a lake (a little terrifed of the croc that was spotted in another part of the island earllier last week). As we returned, the tide had come up and we decided we couldn't risk it so we took a LONG walk back on to the road in the dark with our new friends; Alec, Danny, Kirstie, Kelly, Sam and Emily...Pat had risked his life and our dinner and ran through the lake and was making his way back on his own!
No hot water, no ovens working, bitten by bugs in our bed and a 'monsoon'...not our finest day!
Yesterday we played cards and chilled. End.
Today the weather was great and we hired out a 4x4 and a 'Barbie' car...the exact kind we used to play with our dolls (pictures to follow) and drove around the island. Firstly we went to horseshoe bay and then to a waterfall. After that we went on a trail for koala bears and found one climbing up a tree and then we saw a baby one with his mum!
Later today we went to a birdshow, they were ccrazy! One sat on Hannah's head but she didnt have any food for them! They were perching on everyone! Then they suddenly all flew off in one direction...and then suddenly we realised they were doing a 360 and flew into us!
Tonight we just had pizza under the thousands of stars, it is beautiful.
Tomorrow we are heading to Airlie Beach and then spending a few nights on a boat to explore the whitsundays!
Kirsty and Hannah