MEL AND ZOE ON THE MOVE
Ok onto Magnetic Island. It is a very small island situated off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. There isn't much to do here other than relax and rent out scooters!! Now this was my first time on a scooter, zoe on trhe otherhand is a bit of a pro having owned a scooter from the age of 16. I was a bit unfortunate in that my scoter was a cut and shut job, and therefore had difficulties turning right!! I honestly thought i was going to die everytime i got on it and i have vowed never to rent one again- you will be pleased to know mother! There are several bays on Magnetic, most people opt for the busiest- Nelly Bay, however Zoe and I made the decision to travel the island and spend a night in each bay; a decision we were pleased to have made. Each day was different, we woke up and went to a different cafe for breakfast then onto a different beach for the day. In the evenings we tended to head over to Nelly seeing as in all other bays things shut down at 8pm, a little too early for us. All in all Magnetic was great fun, we even saw a koala in the wild- sods law we didnt have our cameras on us for that one! From Magnetic we caught our final greyhound coach up to Cairns and checked into a hostel caled Gilligans. It was i must say a 5* hostel relatively speaking, howver the prie did reflect this. Cairns like Airlie is a good night out so after a bottle of wine each we hit the infamous backpacker bar- the Woolshed. Another fun night in Oz! The following night we didnt book into a hostel seeing as we had to leave at 4am to catch our connecting flight from Cairns to Brisbane at 6. Not a fun day seeing as because we had no where to sleep we would stay up at a friends room all night and await our taxi. Arriving at the airport like Zomies, we can't even remember boarding the plan and we slept the one hr journey. Arrining in Brisbane to a 5 hr wait for our flight to Singapore, we slept on the same sofas we had done on the way from Hong Kong to Christchurch via Brisbane. We boarded our flight and arrived Singapore early evening....