We passed our first real test of logistics today. We had a lengthy drive from Cairns to find the Breakwater Terminal in Townsville where we took the 20-minute ferry ride over to Magnetic Island. We had to coordinate the ferry schedule with the bus schedule in order to get to our hostel. It actually wasn't too difficult since Anne and I work very well together as a team. I do the driving; Anne knows how to figure out schedules. We discovered that Magnetic Island is not just a tourist spot. Over 2000 people live on the island and many people on our ferry were returning home from work and school. As soon as we got to Bungalow Bay, we instantly knew that this would be one of our favorite places to stay. We walked through the outdoor reception area, totally surrounded by wildlife. There were young travelers from all over the world hanging out and chatting. We followed a path past the bar, pool, campground, kitchen, and restrooms before reaching the private bungalows nestled amongst the trees. On our walk back to our bungalow, several rock wallabies scampered around right behind our cabin. Once we got settled in, we decided to have a go at that night's community activity: Trivia. Our team "Omnipotent Nemesis" performed very well, but alas, we did not win the trivia game. We did, however, win a free jug (pitcher) of beer for having the most creative team name! As a side note, Anne and I came up with "Omnipotent Nemesis" as a potential band name if we ever decide to start a traveling family band. We also met some new friends at this event. Tom and Ryan are from England and Dennis is from Germany and they are traveling down to Sydney as well. What's cool is that they all met each other while traveling in Australia and decided to join together for the rest of their trips. We proceeded to go around and ask questions/make observations of our home countries in contrast with the others. While at the bar, we also had some possums visit us (they must have smelled the pizza). One of the possums also had a baby on her back…but we agreed that the baby must have had an attachment disorder since he was much too large to be riding around on mommy's back. There was a slight scuffle between the two rival gangs of possums up on the roof of the bar. After their disagreement was settled and the bar was closed (we've noticed that many bars close early, around 10:30pm), we invited our new friends back to our bungalow for an A-bar. We continued the party, getting to know each other, and listened to an assortment of music from each of our collections. All in all, it was an awesome first night on Magnetic Island!