Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Magnetic Island Qld

Another Ferry on its way to Magnetic Island.

Hello again, It is Wednesday and we are still here. However we did a trip over to Magnetic Island on Sunday with another couple Graham and Carol. We took the car over by barge and left at 9am and returned at 3.30pm. From the barge as we approached the Island it looked uninhabited with lots of mountains and vegetation. But when we docked and drove around the Island it was amazing how much housing and shops and resorts there is nestled into the many bays. I think I liked Radical Bay the best, you had to follow a steep and winding road up into the mountain and as you ascended there was a lovely secluded bay situated between two rocky outcrops and surrounded by Palms.

Radical Bay

Jan,Carol & Graham at Radical Bay

Nellie Bay had the most action as that is when the ferries leave from and then is a couple of resorts.

Horse Shoe Bay

At Horse Shoe Bay there was Markets which I believe are held on the last Sunday of the month, mainly paintings and jewellery however it was interesting to view some of the local culture. Yhe island had a Bali feel about it, a lovely and charming area. We had a delicious lunch at Butlers Pantry, we tried the hotel first but the Bistro was closed for renovations. There was a bit of a mix up with our order being given to someone else, but the owner handled that very well by organising a corona each for the guys. They are easily satisfied.

One of the many Rock Wallabies on the Island
Talk again soon

1 comment:

Lurline said...

Lovely pics! I haven't been there since 1975 - hope you enjoyed it - it wasn't too good in those days, very little decent accommodation! All is well here!
Hugs to you both - Lurline♥