convertible cars and a black eye
what an eventful 24 hours this has been. We have had an amazing time touring Magnetic Island in a little pink convertible car, which we have called Barbie. So called because a group of boys we've met have got the same car (also pink) so we have christened that one Ken.
I am writing this with the use of only one eye but don't worry mum, I've not been in a fight. We were putting the cover over on the car for the evening and one of the hooks has fired back and hit me full on in the eye (it's my left one in case you're concerned haha). We were only laughing earlier about how accident prone I am and yet again I have been hit with something else. I have spent the best part of this evening with a big bag of ice over my eye. Fingers crossed I haven't done myself too much damage though, even though I am going to have a black eye in the morning.
So we arrived at Magnetic and after freshening ourselves up got chatting to a group of Southern boys. I have come to the conclusion that the North of England is a far superior place to live as there are so many people from the South who are travelling haha. Soooo we had a bit of a chat and then we (the girls) went for dinner. Whilst eating we decided that we would hire a convertible car to tour the island properly because we couldn't cope with the pooor bus driving any more. We had a pretty chilled evening to be fair, dinner and then caught up with a few emails- with an early night in store.
This morning we picked up barbie and rusty (one of the southern guys) decided that he and his pals needed to get a car too. He hired one for the 4 of them and we have spent the day touring around Magnetic. We called in at a bottle shop, got a few drinks and some snacks then tried to find somewhere to chill. Along the way we found a 'stray' dog called Rusty in a side road, so we all gave him some water and played with him a bit. We all got a bit carried away with ourselves and created a scenario that Rusty had been missing for days without food/drink etc. We (the girls) decided to return him to his rightful owner by looking at his medal. The boys said they'd wait for us (as they had the cool bag haha). It turns out that the dog wasn't lost and actually lived only a stone throw away from where we'd found him. Of course we didn't tell the boys this because we didn't want to lose face and instead said the dog had been missing overnight haha.
If you come to Magnetic Island you should defninitely visit Geoffrey Beach and make sure that you hire a car to take it all in. There are so many small nooks and crannies that you wouldn't find otherwise. We found a lovely little beach without anybody there and got a perfect view of Townsville.
I got another hit today- of adrenaline I mean...this time it was jet skiing. Heather and I shared the responsibility of driving and it was incredible, so so much fun. I have so many things that I want to start doing when I get home that I'm not sure how a full time job will fit in( don't worry Deb, I'm sure I'll manage somehow haha)
So that's Magnetic Island pretty much in a nutshell. We have a bus ride up to Cairns tomorrow and that's where we join the ranks of Big Toe haha. Will be uploading some piccies soon too- I know I keep promising but I never seem to have enough time.
lots of love
x x x