Thursday Island

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  • Day66

    Thursday Island

    February 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Thursday Island, in the Whitsunday Island group, was the only part of the Australian homeland to see action in World War II. Now it is a lovely, sleepy town, most of whose inhabitants work for the Australian government. They come here seasonally, and are rotated as needed. The native inhabitants put on a folkloric dance. Glenda was surprised at the extremely high prices in the small grocery store here. There is a museum in the basement of the fort. The woman at the counter told us the amount for the entry fee. However, we didn't have any Australian currency with us. Then she said, "Oh, come on in anyhow." How accommodating! It was really a very good museum, showing the fort's usage from colonial to modern times.Read more

  • Day8

    Lions Lookout

    September 13, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    I am on a little bushwalk this morning along a fire trail to a lookout. The view looking out over the Strait to Wednesday and Horn island is just spectacular. We have actually had the occasional shower or two this weekend but it is still sunny and warm and definitely windy, I am loving this weather. My new ipod shuffle is getting a workout as you can see, thank you all for the wonderful fathers day gift. I took some video, but i can't upload it so I just took some normal shots, plus a selfie. Hopefully you are having a great weekend too, love you all!Read more

  • Day2

    Green Hill Fort

    September 7, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Beautiful afternoon followed by a lovely, mild evening. Managed to get a couple of large bricks to pop up the end of the bed, so it was nice to sleep on something relatively flat again. Top picnic spot though, if just a bit windy.Read more

  • Day4

    Border Force Thursday Island

    September 9, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Actually a quiet day in the office today - and speaking of the office, here is the ABF building on the island. It's actually quite a good setup, there is a shed and another newer building behind this structure for the armoury. It's a majestic looking thing from the outside, and there is a room on the first floor that looks out over the water.

    Yesterday was a late finish as we had to board an American yacht that arrived after 4pm. This guy had a prosthetic leg and no arm - and he was sailing on his own! Didn't finish up until 6:30pm. My flex balance is looking really healthy now 😊
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  • Day6

    Thursday Island Cemetary

    September 11, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Another quiet office day so far after yesterdays marine patrol, a little bit of cleaning and a trip to the tip. But I stopped by the cemetery on the way back to the office. It was interesting because it had many Shinto graves of Japanese pearl divers, many descendents still live in the Strait. The first photo is a monument that was built to commemorate the divers, the second are some of the graves. Pearling was one of the major economic industries in the Torres Strait in the early part of the 1900s up to the seventies.Read more

  • Day7

    Around Town

    September 12, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Lazy day today! I am on restriction for the weekend however, so no drinking and partying for me 😊 I had a job at lunchtime, another medevac at the hospital. A young woman from a tribal village in PNG was evacuated from Saibai Island (look it up kids) and gave birth to a little girl, so we had to check her bona fides and that of the person who escorted her.
    There is a picture below as well of the unit I am staying at. Plus I had dinner tonight at one of the houses of one of the staff, and they have a great view looking out over Thursday Island. Love you all heaps!
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  • Day10

    Warbirds and a big new boat...

    September 15, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    0530 start today - there were four planes all clearing out at 0700 and we had to take the 0610 ferry to Horn Island. It was a beautiful morning, and the noise when the big fighter took off was awesome, just like the WWII movies with the fighter planes roaring overhead. Then we managed to get the battery installed back into the van, and we were back at the office at lunchtime. One of the new Cape class Border Force vessels arrived, and we got a tour. They are a vast improvement on our old boats. Got an early mark so did some washing and had fish and veg for dinner. Normal start time tomorrow and we will be doing a patrol on the Stabicraft for most of the day. Enjoy the pics, lots of love ❤!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Thursday Island, Thursday, Île Thursday, 木曜島, 목요섬, 星期四島, Wyspa Thursday, Ilha Thursday, Терсди, Torsdagsön, Терсді, 星期四岛, 他士爹島