Bus picked us up from Mission Beach at 1pm and it was on the road to Townsville. Stopping off for lunch. We arrived in Townsville and caught the ferry over to Magnetic Island. My home for the couple of nights on the Island was the X Base Backpackers. Met up with some people that I met in Mission Beach. Had a good first night. The next day one of the guys had hired one of the little topless cars to go round the island so the four of us, Markus, Jim, Katie and I went for a tour around the island. We went to one of the walks to see wild Koalas and managed to see one who also had a baby with her, but most the time we were watching the ground looking out for snakes!!! Then we went to Horseshoe Bay and sat on the beach for a while soaking in the sun. Our final stop for the afternoon was at a place called Geoffory Bay to see Rock Wallabies. There was a local guy there that had brought grass down for them so we got to feed them.
The following morning I left the island and spent my third night in Townsville, then caught the bus on Saturday lunchtime to my next destination Airlie Beach.