Our view from the barge as we were leaving Townsville. The huge rock is Castle Hill - info here. Although we didn't take a car across to Magnetic Island we took the barge across as it was a cheaper option and not as crowded.
Heading towards Magnetic Island - info here.
We hired two of these little cars to zip around the island the other was blue trim. So much fun. We arrived at Nelly Bay and headed over to Horseshoe Bay where we swam for a while then back to Arcadia beach for some lunch.
After lunch we found some Rock Wallabies across the road.
Sunday, we drove up the top of Castle Hill. This is a good spot for running, walking which we had planned to do but early in the morning. But it was way too hot then. Crazy people were walking up there in the middle of the day as we drove up. Isn't the view amazing. Townsville is so green at the moment……green is not something that Townsville is known for.
Looking out to Magnetic Island.
Our trip home, there a storm with lightening over to the left. We pulled over here to get that magic picture of a lightening strike. Of course, not one strike while we waited….minutes not seconds. So continued driving, of course more strikes.
So pulled over again to get that elusive photo which remained elusive. Of course more strikes as soon as we took off.
So I will just show you photos of the impressive clouds. The colours were amazing and in my head I was singing - This is Australia by GANGgajang - hear it here. Funny thing is this song played on the radio when I was heading over to my parents to pick up our dog when we had gotten home. So then I sang out loud. :-)
Now we are heading into the storm.
Yep, we caught up to it.
Wind and rain.
The other side.
More of the other side.
Now we know we are home - Walsh's Pyramid.
Have a great day.