Day 46

Friday 26th

All cleaned up and ready to take the key back, our last day on Magnetic, it has been such a wonderful time. Love everything about the place. The people are all so friendly and have the time to say hello or chat.

DSCF3358  Port of Townsville on our return from Magnetic Island.DSCF3355 DSCF3331  Nelly Bay where the barge leaves from. Looking back at.DSCF3299  Scooters are the thing to get around the island on and not all young ones either.DSCF3261  This house was built around the rock, this is the front entrance. Some rocks are just to big to move.DSCF3263  Once again the house is built around the rocks.DSCF3243

House perched on the rocks, it is steeper than the photo shows.


Day 40-42 -43

Saturday 20th – 22nd

Not a lot to put into the web site for these three days, came home from our sleepover at Sunglow Ave. On the Sunday I had dreadful news about my granddaughter, so have spent a few days digesting it all.

Tuesday 23rd

Went for a quiet day around the bays and rocks. Here are a few photo’s.

IMG_4805  Backpackers at Geoffery Bay, A-Frames built on and amoungst rocks.IMG_4781  Geoffery Bay beachIMG_4777  Rocks at Geoffery BayIMG_4703 Nelly Bay and MarinaIMG_4684  MarinaIMG_4683 Marina

Day 37

Wednesday 17th

Going to climb up to Hawkins Point Lookout. Very rocky, only 600m but pretty steep. What a view, 360 of Nelly. Arcadia, Picnic Bays and can see West point.Looking also over to Townsville’s Castle Hill and ports.

IMG_4528  Alma BayIMG_4535  Alma BayDSCF3103  Rock Wallaby at Arcadia BayDSCF3083  Old road to the Jetty when it was at Arcadia BayDSCF3030  View of Picnic Bay from the Hawkins Point lookout. Townsville in the background.DSCF3011  Nelly Bay where the ferry and barge dock.DSCF3005  Climbing up Hawkins Point lookout.DSCF2996

The rocks are incrdiable, roots of trees hold some of them in place. They are huge.

Day 35

Monday 15th

The Samarai re-union is all over, went down to the wharf and saw the last of them off. Did a bit of a tiki tour of the Nelly bay where the ferry comes in, very nice. Spent the rest of the day around the A-Frame unit that we have rented for 2 weeks, here’s a few photos of the day.

IMG_4004  J & A  in little red car.IMG_3941  Curlews at the unit, so well camouflaged IMG_4040

Lawns down at Picnic bay.IMG_4105

A very interesting letter box, Picnic BayIMG_4085HDR Rocks down at Picnic bay, I have given them a treatment called HDRIMG_4064Mall walk by Pub Picnic bayIMG_4061  Jetty at Picnic bayIMG_4050  Jetty from around the rocks. Picnic BayIMG_3966

Passenger ferry, Nelly Bay

Day 34

Sunday 14th

All the people from the re-union had breakfast down the beach, group photos, etc, was a lovely way to wind down the gathering. To get rid of all the excess food everyone Jack & Alice had a bring your own left overs and had a party on that, all the people were leaving the island on the Monday morning. We went for a drive over to Horseshoe Bay, the markets were on, very nice place. From there we went to Radical Bay.

IMG_3884  Radical Bay, more rocks. Using Don as a guide to see the size of the rocks, these are truly small ones. West end of bay.IMG_3899  These little Topless cars are every where, coming out from Radical Bay the road is shocking and big pot holes, as you can see this wee car is dodging themIMG_3894  Morton Bay Fig trees, they are every where and huge as well.IMG_3847  Radical bay south end.IMG_3839  Radical Bay parking area.IMG_3799  Horseshoe Bay, looking west.IMG_3795 Hoseshoe Bay. Looking north east.IMG_3787  Driving between the bays of Geoffrey Bay from Nelly Bay.IMG_3785

Coming down into Arcadia Bay