Day 33 & 34

Thursday 2nd April

Got up to a very cloudy morning. Our ranger from Forth arrived, we had a chat. Cooked breakfast and it’s raining hard now but ranger said it will clear by lunch time, he was right. Once it cleared we went for a drive into Penguin, did a few jobs, water in Jerry cans etc..dropped what we needed to off at the camper then headed for Burnie .Big place and busy, a pulp town by the looks of the logs etc.on the docks for export.Went up to the lookout was lovely view. Got back, cold and so we used the time to down load images, had the gene going etc, gas heater on and hotty filled up.

Friday 3rd April Easter

Well I needed to go into Smithton to see a Doctor and after my visit we decided to do the scenic trip back to Rocky Cape where we are now staying. Saw some lovely wee towns on our way back.

IMG_2820  Stanley The Nut.IMG_2823  The old Stanley building still being used today, they are so beautiful.IMG_2824 IMG_2838  The old railway station used now for accommodation.IMG_2840  Bought lunch here, was so fresh the fish and not small pieces either.

IMG_2847  The old lighthouse, it was else where and has been moved.IMG_2852  The wharf.IMG_2869  The Nut from lookout.IMG_2871  Another angle of town.IMG_2887  From up at the area where the old communications building was or something similar.IMG_2899  The Grange, Port Latta, coal I think.IMG_2900 IMG_2908  Rocky Cape National Park. Jetty in the back ground of the cliff face.IMG_2924 Jetty.

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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 32

 

Friday 12th

Off for the Samurai Island re-union on Magnetic Island, we have chosen to stay on the Island for a couple of weeks.

DSCF2985 All packed and ready to head off to Magnetic Island. We are leaving the Cub behind and only taking the Wagon.

DSCF2989 Looking at Castle hill from the ferry wharf.

IMG_3620  Looking back towards the Marina in Townsville, the Patrol boat on the left is decommissioned.IMG_3636  Here comes our ride, Yeah.IMG_3649 We are aboard.IMG_3669  Jupiters in Townsville.IMG_3670  Looking out to Magnetic Island and the break waters of Townsville.IMG_3686

Leaving the break waters of Townsville.IMG_3713

Nelly Bay where we are berthing, on Magnetic.