The props for the new Narnia Movie in Cleveland Point
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
My first effort at a Milk Jug cover
Yesterday I went to the movies. There is a Readings Cinema here in Townsville so I was able to use my rewards card. I chose to see "My Sister's Keeper" having previously read the book by Jodi Picoulett. I wasn't disappointed it was a real tear jerker. Not quite as dramatic as the book but still very well acted. I couldn't persuade Bill to come with me so I went alone. He did some minor repairs about the bus that long needed fixing. We also broke our chair which is under warranty but without a receipt we are unable to change it. So that too may have to be fixed or invest in a new one. I am looking forward to the trip tomorrow down to Brisbane. We estimate it will take us 2 days to arrive there. Maybe the first stop will be in Bundaberg, depends on how far we get. It will be great to catch up with the family from this side of Australia.
Parked up in Townsville
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The view of Townsville from Mt Stuart
I can't really believe that another week has gone by here in paradise. Last Saturday we drove over to Homehill about 103kms away for the local Craft Extravaganza in the Uniting Church hall. It was absolutely packed wall to wall of quilting shops, beading and every other craft you could think of!! It was very well represented. I managed to slip another bag pattern in my bag to go home (yes another bag pattern) I actually visited the stallholder's studio this week in Townsville very nice and a very talented lady. DH was quite happy at the fair as they were selling damper baked in camp ovens by fellow travellers so I was able to escape to browse the stalls in utter peace while havachat discussed the pros and cons of the damper making. Sunday we drove up Mt Stuart and we were amazed that there was a local BMX meet and the riders actually rode down the mountains on a really rugged track specially formulated next to the main road . Very Bizarre I am glad I didn't have to ride it. When we reached the top the view was amazing.
Some of the other guests on the property who join us on our walk
There is alot of birdlife around the area every night we have the curlews and during the day there are lots of mudlarks, Ibis and Brolgas. There are one or two kangaroos also. e will be here for at least another week. On Thursday we are driving the Jimny down to Brisbane for a family event and we are looking forward to catching up with the family for a few days.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Waterfall on The Strand
Townsville!!!!!!-now what can I say about Townsville. It is a very big city with lots of shopping centres. I managed to escape for a day with some other ladies for some much needed retail therapy. Townsville is surrounded by mountains and it even has a hill right smack in the middle of town called Castle Hill, lots of joggers and walkers climb it everyday. It is about 3,000ft high. Along the foreshore is a lovely area called The Strand with a lovely walkway and lots of water activities for families. We have been here just over a week, and are camped on private property with about 7 other motorhomers.
View of the town from Castle Hill
Every evening around 4 o'clock we gather around for happy hour followed by Camp oven cooking and BBq's and lots of camaraderie. We are all up early and walk around the property some are faster than others.
Magnetic Island in the distance
The view from McCelland's Lookout