A Visit to Townsville
While back in Australia, I took the chance to visit my aunt Karen up in Townsville, in far north Queensland. I hadn’t seen Karen in years and I thought this would be my last chance to catch up with her for the next few years. Also, being winter, it was a great chance to catch some sun and work on my tan!
Karen’s place is in Alligator Creek, just south of Townsville.
A huuuuge green tree frog that calls Karen’s place home.
A fresh seafood feast for two! Those weird looking things are Moreton Bay Bugs which have a crab’s body and a lobster’s tail. They’re delicious!
After a couple of days around Karen’s place, we took a trip to Magnetic Island, about a one hour ferry ride from Townsville. The island is a great place to relax on the beach, which is exactly what I did.
A few days later we drove up into the mountains north of Townsville. We had a lovely lunch surrounded by all sorts of native tropical birds, and then took a short hike through the rainforest.