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Railway Estate

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  • Day113

    Cairns to Townsville

    August 10, 2015 in Australia

    After the 21 hour journey north to Cairns from Agnes Water, the 6 1/2 hour journey back south to Townsville did not faze us. Rainforest hillside stood by, their peaks shadowed by lone cotton wool clouds, as we drove out onto the Bruce Highway. Curtains of sugarcane and banana plantations lined the roadside as suburbs turned to farmland.

    Leaving the highway temporarily, we veered through snaking roads, the debris of less careful drivers littering the corners of hairpin turns. Further on through rainforest we were lucky to spot a lone male Cassowary, a giant flightless bird we had not been able to see whilst exploring the Tablelands last week. It bobbed along the roadside on its powerful legs like a flamboyant ostrich, its bright blue and red face standing out against the green backdrop. Equipped with a raptor-like claw and bone fin atop its head, it has been named the world's most dangerous bird but also said to be misunderstood. However there was no time to test either theory as we rolled onward.

    We stopped at Cardwell and sat looking out on the water, feeling a lot better than we had when we had stopped 18 hours into our journey north. The tide was out leaving a blurry mirror of wet sand that reflected the sky and its clouds. In the surrounding silence the water sounded as if it quietly creaked against the shoreline.

    The landscape shifted from lush tropical green to an ochre of dry bush, dotted with the sandy mounds of termite hills. Brown turned to black as the charcoal aftermath of a bushfire came into view.

    Whilst the humidity of the rainforest had been left behind, the heat remained as we arrived in Townsville. It radiated from pavements and windows where it felt more like Sunday than the Monday it was.
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  • Day352

    Townsville

    November 24, 2017 in Australia

    We bought a car! I made an offer on this Mazda MX5 from Brisbane, and the owner gave me first option on it until we arrived. Great car! Marg took it for her first drive with the top down and got whistled at! 😂

    Stayed at Riverside Convention Centre ($20) which had a huge open field so plently of room to have both cars with us overnight.

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