Townsville to Alva, QLD

Sunday 24th October 2021
Another day in sunny Townsville.

Today we had another swim in the Tobruk Memorial Baths. It is difficult to train hard as the water is so warm, about 29° and we both boil over any time you put in some effort. Although we did manage an ok session today. We then headed back to the hotel to pack up.

Next we went for a walk around the Jezzine Barracks at Kissing Point. This had a lot of history from World War II and also some artworks around the walk. There was also a lovely view out to Magnetic Island.

We then enjoyed a lovely walk along the boardwalk and path along Rowe Bay towards Pallarenda. On the way back we decided to hire some battery powered scooters as David had been wanting to give the a go since we first arrived. It was quite fun (45c a minute) and I handled it a lot better than DB thought I would.

After lunch we went to the Tropical Museum of Queensland. The current features were Ancient Rome and the HMS Pandora, along with their normal showcase of rainforest, barrier reef and north Queensland animals. We spent an hour and a half here, as always never enough time.

Following this we walked the streets of Townsville city looking at the amazing street art. The task to paint such huge artworks on the sides of buildings always amazes me. they were fantastic.

We then headed on the hour drive to Alva for tonights camp. We have headed a little further south again. We are now 6 hours 13 minutes and 515km south of Port Douglas which we left on 17th September. Hopefully we move a little bit quicker so we make it home for Christmas.